Menopause

Call for healthcare leaders to ensure women and girls have access to safe and affordable menstrual products and health — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] With evidence estimating that nearly one-fourth of the world’s women and girls face challenges related to menstrual management — including stigma, privacy, and access to affordable materials — a commentary in JAMA reinforces the need to engage the public in understanding the importance of menstrual health. This includes sufficient funding and more research to …

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Breakthrough in understanding genesis of fibroids — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Scientists at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital have made a breakthrough in understanding the genesis of uterine leiomyomas, also called fibroids. Fibroids are extremely common tumors. They are a major burden for women’s health worldwide, and the most common cause of hysterectomy. The Finland Myoma Study published in Nature found that …

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New genes linked to longer reproductive lifespan in women — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] The age at which women go through menopause is critical for fertility and impacts healthy ageing in women, but reproductive ageing has been difficult for scientists to study and insights into the underlying biology are limited. Now, scientists have identified nearly 300 gene variations that influence reproductive lifespan in women. Additionally, in mice, they …

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Postmenopausal women can dance their way to better health — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Women often struggle with managing their weight and other health risk factors, such as high cholesterol, once they transition through menopause. A new study suggests that dancing may effectively lower cholesterol levels, improve fitness and body composition and in the process, improve self-esteem. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of …

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Cognitive decline may help predict future fracture risk in women — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Researchers led by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered a link between cognitive decline and a faster rate of bone loss, and found that cognitive decline over five years increased future fracture risk in women. The association between cognitive decline and bone loss was weaker in men. The study of individuals aged …

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A step toward advancing precision hormone therapies to reduce Alzheimer’s risk — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A new University of Arizona Health Sciences study found women on hormone therapy were up to 58% less likely to develop neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, and reduction of risk varied by type and route of hormone therapy and duration of use. The findings could lead to the development of a precision medicine approach …

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Researchers find time of day eating milk chocolate can impact regulation of body weight — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Eating milk chocolate every day may sound like a recipe for weight gain, but a new study of postmenopausal women has found that eating a concentrated amount of chocolate during a narrow window of time in the morning may help the body burn fat and decrease blood sugar levels. To find out about the …

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One bone fracture increases risk for subsequent breaks in postmenopausal women — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Current guidelines for managing osteoporosis specifically call out hip or spine fractures for increasing the risk for subsequent bone breaks. But a new UCLA-led study suggests that fractures in the arm, wrist, leg and other parts of the body should also set off alarm bells. A fracture, no matter the location, indicates a general …

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Researcher analyzes factors driving the increase in age at natural menopause — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] As females age, their bodies typically undergo two significant changes that generally occur during adolescence and middle age. The first, known as menarche, is the time during puberty when a girl begins having monthly menstruation cycles, which often tends to range from 8-13 years of age. She enters the second change, known as menopause, …

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New pilot study suggests that administration of platelet-rich plasma and gonadotropins might restore ovarian function in women during early menopause — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Menopause typically signals the end of a woman’s ability to become pregnant. However, in a small new study, a novel approach of administering platelet-rich plasma and gonadotropins near the ovarian follicles is showing promise in restoring ovarian function. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society …

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