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  • Hot flashes impair memory performance
    Study suggests hot flashes (hot flushes) may alter hippocampal and prefrontal cortex function to decrease verbal memory If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. A new study suggests that physiologic... Read more.
  • Blood tests can predict timing of final menstrual period
    More sensitive testing can detect hormone changes signaling menopausal transition Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The stu... Read more.
  • Depression common during perimenopause but not regularly assessed by providers
    Study documents lack of screening for depression and need to better educate healthcare providers on women's mental health issues during the menopause transition Almost 40% of women experience symptoms of depression during perimenopause, yet it often goes undetected and untreated because many health... Read more.
  • Low libido in older women - if not menopause then what
    A qualitative study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that women in their 60s report various reasons behind why they lack libido. The study, published in Menopause, distilled interviews with dozens of women about their lack of desire for sex into several major ... Read more.
  • Good night's sleep complicated by menopause
    The value of a good night's sleep can't be underestimated. Unfortunately, sleep complaints are common during the menopause transition. A Canadian study compared sleep quality, sleep duration, and sleep disorders between postmenopausal and pre/perimenopausal women and documented increased sleep probl... Read more.
  • Perimenopause often signals beginning of sexual dysfunction
    15 November 2019:  New study documents 30% increase in sexual dysfunction furing perimenopause, with vaginal dryness identified as the primary culprit For some women, sex becomes less satisfying with age, with a pronounced decline during perimenopause. A new study indicates that sexual dysfun... Read more.
  • Australian women turning to cannabis to treat endometriosis symptoms
    12 November 2019:  A new study published in Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology Canada has found one in eight Australian women with endometriosis use cannabis to alleviate pain and other symptoms, rating the plant based medicine as the most effective way to self-manage the disorde... Read more.
  • Women with HIV at increased risk of early onset menopause
    11 November 2019:   Thanks to medical advancements, HIV-positive women now have a longer life expectancy, exposing them to numerous midlife health issues such as menopause. A new Canadian study demonstrates that women with HIV are more likely to enter the menopause transition at an averag... Read more.
  • Hormone therapy associated with improved cognition
    Study demonstrates benefits of extended estrogen exposure and longer-term hormone therapy in battling cognitive decline. Estrogen has a significant role in overall brain health and cognitive function. That's why so many studies focused on the prevention of cognitive decline consider the effect of r... Read more.
  • Statins could increase or decrease osteoporosis risk - the dosage makes the difference
    At low doses, statins could protect against bone resorption. But the higher the dosage of cholesterol-lowering drugs, the greater the probability of osteoporosis, an analysis of millions of patient data by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna shows and published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. St... Read more.
  • Menopause and HRT
    21 October 2019: This radio braodcast with Professor Martha Hickey and Dr Liz Farrell (AMS member and a past AMS President) is available to listen online of as a podcast. ABC Radio On Nightlife with Philip Clark About half the population will go through menopause at some point in their live... Read more.
  • World Osteoporosis Day 2019: Media Release
    18 October 2019:  A fracture every 3 seconds worldwide. That’s osteoporosis! October 18, 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland Marine fractured her spine while bending to help her disabled mother. Lo Lan broke her hip after tripping over a loose carpet in her home. Both women have something in common.... Read more.
  • World Menopause Day 2019: Media Release
    16 October 2019:  Testosterone for Women at Midlife - World Menopause Day 2019 World Menopause Day is held every year on 18 October. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness on the menopause and support options for improving health and wellbeing. The theme of World Menopause Day 2019 is ... Read more.
  • Psychiatric disorders may be linked to unnecessary oophorectomies
    Study identifies multiple mental health conditions associated with an increased risk of unnecessary bilateral oophorectomies, despite nonmalignant indications Undergoing a hysterectomy, especially in conjunction with removal of the ovaries, can take a major toll on a woman's mental health. A new st... Read more.
  • Heart disease risk later in life from hypertension in pregnancy
    Researchers have found that women with high blood pressure in pregnancy, including conditions such as preeclampsia, have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disorders later in life, including stroke and heart failure. Led by King's College London, the team of researchers studied electron... Read more.
  • Experts rip into HRT-cancer study
    From The Medical Republic - 9 September 2019 A large study in The Lancet has thrown shade on hormone replacement therapy again by linking it to breast cancer, but experts say the data reflect old prescribing habits and that the benefits of HRT outweigh the risks for many women. The study was ... Read more.
  • Family history of diabetes linked to increased bone mineral density
    The study demonstrates the effect of first-degree family history of diabetes on bone loss, insulin resistance, and hyperinsulinemia, despite normal blood glucose levels The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. However, little was known about the possib... Read more.
  • Associations between type 2 diabetes and sleep problems in midlife women
    Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women's sleep patterns. But little was known about the association between diabetes and sleep disturbances during the menopause transition until now, as a new study concludes that women with diab... Read more.
  • Early onset of menstruation associated with higher risk of type 2 diabetes
    Large-scale study confirms association may be partially mediated by body mass index Diabetes is a global health concern expected to affect 693 million people worldwide by 2045. It's been well documented how diet and exercise influence risk of type 2 diabetes; however, a new study suggests that earl... Read more.
  • Poor sleep quality and fatigue plague women with premature ovarian insufficiency
    Sleep disturbances are a frequent complaint of women in the menopause transition and postmenopause. A new study demonstrates that women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) who are receiving hormone therapy have poorer sleep quality and greater fatigue than women of the same age with preserved... Read more.

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