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    A diet rich in soy may help feminine hearts, but timing matters, finds a new study published online Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. Lifelong soy consumption, similar t...
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    Calcium and vitamin D are commonly recommended for older women, but the usual supplements may send calcium excretion and blood levels too high for some women, shows a new study published online today ...
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    Women with menopausal symptoms may need guidance, given the lure of bioidentical hormones according to Prof Henry Burger MD, FRACP, FCP(SA), FRCOG, FRANZCOG, FAA from the Jean Hailes Foundation for Wo...

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  • Proactive planning for a long, healthy life

    17 October, 2014: Tomorrow is World Menopause Day As women spend around one third of their life after the menopause, it is a good time to "take stock" and work on any lifestyle modifications which will maintain, or improve health into the future. Helping women to understand their potential risks, and encouraging them to find proactive preventive strategies is a key role for health professionals...
  • World Menopause Day 2014

    18 October, 2014: Actions taken at the time of the menopause can avoid chronic diseases in later life, according to a report on women's health marking World Menopause Day (18th October). Around one third of a woman's life is lived after the menopause. The age of the natural menopause among women in developed countries is between 50 and 52 years, whereas, in less developed countries, menopause of...
  • Prevention of diseases after menopause

    Background information provide by IMS:  Key messages Women spend around 1/3 of their lives after the menopause Many chronic diseases strike within 10 years of the menopause The menopause is an opportunity for women to review their health and make changes which will ensure a healthier life A healthier lifestyle will help towards a better life Women should consider which medical aids ar...