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  • AMS Guide to Equivalent MHT/HRT Doses New Zealand only
    This Information Sheet has been developed as a guideline only to approximately equivalent doses of the different MHT/HRT products available in New Zealand in August 2018. HRT is now referred to as Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT). The intention of this sheet is to help physicians change their patien... Read more.
  • Nonhormone Prescription Options for Hot Flushes
    James A Simon, MD, CCD, NCMP, IF, FACOG Clinical Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology The George Washington University School of Medicine Washington, DC Dr Simon explains the efficacy of nonhormone options for hot flushes. Read more.
  • Update on Femoston Conti Shortage
    The supplier of Femoston Conti has advised that the recent supply shortage of Femoston Conti has been restored. Pharmacies across Australia are currently being restocked. No other Femoston product has been affected by the shortage.  Read more.
  • About vaginal dryness
    SWAN data demonstrate lack of communication when it comes to vaginal itching and burning that occurs during the menopause transition, but few women are taking action to correct the problem It's a common problem that only gets worse during the menopause transition; yet, no one wants to talk about it... Read more.
  • Hormone therapy may lead to improved cognitive function
    Study demonstrates cognitive benefits of transdermal estradiol in combination with an oral progesterone for postmenopausal women Hormones affect just about everything that goes on in a woman's body, from reproductive function and sexual libido to weight gain and overall mood. A new study shows how,... Read more.
  • Endogenous Sex Hormones and Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Post-Menopausal Women
    This study suggests that postmenopausal women with a higher ratio of testosterone to estradiol are at elevated risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease, and heart failure events, even though a higher level of estradiol was found to be associated with lower risk for coronary... Read more.
  • Climara 50mcg Patch Shortage
    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have reported an anticipated shortage of CLIMARA 50 mcg transdermal patches with supply due to return on 31 July 2018. Read more.
  • Diet and the start of the menopause
    In the first UK study examining the relationship between diet and the start of the menopause researchers have found certain food groups could affect the age at which the menopause begins. Research by the University of Leeds has examined the links between diet and the onset of menopause in British w... Read more.
  • Anxiety and bone health
    Higher levels of anxiety increase fracture risk in postmenopausal women. Anxiety has already been shown to take its toll on the human body in many ways, including increased risk for heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Now a new study demonstrates how anxiety levels are linked to an increa... Read more.
  • Severity of menopause symptoms could help predict heart disease
    Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in women. A study of 138 menopausal women examined the association of mood, symptoms, and quality of life measures with the key markers of vascular aging, a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Study results were publ... Read more.
  • ESHRE Companion guidelines on the management of premature ovarian insufficiency
    The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) guideline offers best practice advice on the care of women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), both primary and secondary. The patient population comprises women younger than 40 years (which includes Turner Syn... Read more.
  • Does age at menopause affect memory?
    Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a study published in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "This study suggests that lifelong hormonal processes, not just short-term fluctuations during... Read more.
  • Does menopausal hormone therapy maintain the brain?
    Taking menopausal hormone therapy soon after menopause to relieve symptoms may also benefit the brain, according to a study published in the March 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "We found that one form of menopausal hormone thera... Read more.
  • Stem cell therapy may help reverse effects of premature menopause, restore fertility
    Young women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) may be able to use their own bone marrow stem cells to rejuvenate their ovaries and avoid the effects of premature menopause, new research suggests. The preliminary results from the ongoing ROSE clinical trial were presented at ENDO 2018, the 10... Read more.
  • Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopause
    The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. The researchers reported f... Read more.
  • Reducing the number and severity of hot flushes: new class of menopause drugs
    A new class of experimental drugs reduces hot flushes in menopausal women by almost three-quarters in just three days. The treatment, tested by scientists at Imperial College London, also reduces the severity of hot flushes by over a third within three days of taking it. The research, funded by th... Read more.
  • Menopausal hormone therapy linked to having a healthier heart
    Women who use menopausal hormone therapy appear to have a heart structure and function that is linked to a lower risk of heart failure, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. The effect of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), previously known as hormone replacement therapy, on ca... Read more.
  • Cervical screening participation rates - what influences them
    The impression that foreign-born women in Sweden more often are excluded from gynecological cancer screening needs to be reconsidered. A study from Sahlgrenska Academy, published in the journal PLOS One, makes it clear that foreign-born women participate to the same extent as women born in Sweden wi... Read more.
  • Increased risk of heart disease after hysterectomy
    In an effort to reduce the associated increased risk of heart disease after hysterectomy, more surgeons are opting to leave a woman's ovaries intact. However, a study shows that women (especially those aged younger than 35 years) having a hysterectomy with ovarian conservation are still at increased... Read more.
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard launched
    7 December 2017:  Women to benefit from first national treatment standard for heavy periods  The first nationally agreed standard of care for women experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding says women should be offered less invasive treatments before considering a hysterectomy – a major op... Read more.

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