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  • Shortage of Menopause Hormone Therapy - 22 May 2020
    The The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has advised that there are currently and/or anticipated shortages of various doses of Estradot, Estalis Sequi and Climara patches in Australia. Please see information here: http://apps.tga.gov.au/prod/msi/Search/Details/estradiol Supply of Estraderm, ... Read more.
  • New insights into menopause and weight gain
    Can women in menopause get the benefits of hormone replacement therapy without the risks? A new UCLA study conducted with mice points in that direction, but additional research is necessary. Women commonly experience hot flashes and weight gain, among other changes, during and after menopause. Horm... Read more.
  • Socioeconomics, metabolic syndrome, and osteopenia in postmenopausal women
    The increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women has prompted multiple research studies to understand why. A new study from South Korea examined the association of socioeconomic status-related factors, unhealthy lifestyles, and diet-related factors with the coe... Read more.
  • What is new in hormone therapy?
    JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, NCMPNAMS Executive Director Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and GynecologyDivision Director of Midlife HealthThe University of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesville, Virginia Dr JoAnn Pinkerton discusses current hormone treatment guidelines for midlife women. Read more.
  • Executive function in women post-menopause
    Study underscores the importance of considering psychological state during medical procedures. Assessing adverse childhood experiences and current anxiety and depression symptoms may help ease cognitive distress in women who have undergone a surgical menopause for cancer risk-reduction, or RRSO, ac... Read more.
  • Not all hormone therapy protects equally against heart disease in postmenopausal women
    New study based on KEEPS data suggests that oral conjugated equine estrogens slow down adverse effects of heart fat deposition leading to atherosclerosis Hormone therapy has proven to slow down heart fat deposition and the progression of atherosclerosis, depending on the type of hormone therapy and... Read more.
  • Certain fruits and vegetables may result in fewer menopause symptom
    A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopause symptoms.  Although hormone therapy has been proven to be an acceptable method for treatment of menopause-relate... Read more.
  • The unmet needs of cancer patients regarding sexual health
    27 January, 2020 A comment on Climacteric Editor’s Choice "Sexual quality of life in men and women after cancer" by L. R. Schover Summary There is a global agreement about the fact that cancers and cancer therapies have a negative impact on the sexual health of men and women with preval... Read more.
  • Living in greener neighbourhoods may postpone the natural onset of menopause
    Lower stress and better mental health -- known benefits of green spaces -- could explain this finding Living near green spaces is associated with a wide variety of benefits, including a lower risk of obesity, improved attention capacity in children and slower physical decline in old age. Now, for t... Read more.
  • Risk Checker - 5 minute health questionnaire
    This 5-minute health questionnaire will assess your risk for: heart disease type 2 diabetes kidney disease We will also give you practical tips on how to lower your risks. This tool is NOT intended for people who are under 18 years or for women who are pregnant. Check risk here  &nbs... Read more.
  • 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.

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