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What You Need to Know in Your 40s to Have a Healthy Menopause -- Without Hormone Replacement Therapy

BOULDER, Colo., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A woman may share genetics with her mother, but she's not necessarily destined to have the same unpleasant menopause filled with hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings. The June issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine outlines...

Early Menopause Doubles Stroke Risk

Experts suspect lowered estrogen levels might be a factor FRIDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Experiencing early menopause significantly raises a woman's risk for stroke, new research reveals. "Women who reached menopause before age 42 had a doubling in the risk of ischemic stroke,...

Newly Published Menopause Study: 'Bioidentical' and FDA-Approved Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 Percent Safe and Effective Treatment for Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Associated With Menopause

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announced today the publication of results of a Phase III study demonstrating that Divigel(R) low-dose transdermal estradiol gel 0.1% is an effective treatment for relief of moderate to severe hot flashes associated wi...

Is rapid transition through menopause linked to earlier onset of heart disease?

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2009) - An evaluation of 203 women as part of the multifaceted Los Angeles Atherosclerosis Study (LAAS) found that those who transitioned more quickly through menopause were at increased risk for a higher rate of progression of "preclinical atherosclerosis" narrowing of arte...

Reduced breast cancer risk: Physical activity after menopause pays off

Several studies had previously suggested that regular physical exercise reduces the breast cancer risk of women. However, it had been unknowned just how much exercise women should take in which period in life in order to benefit from this protective effect. Moreover, little was known about which p...

Male Menopause Treatment Provider, ReNEW MAN, Increases Online Presence

ReNEW MAN helps men ages 35 and older treat the symptoms associated with male menopause, also known as andropause, through their hormone replacement therapy program. The staff at ReNEW MAN is knowledgeable, professional and focused on providing safe, effective treatment. The company is currently ...

FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia – Painful Sexual Intercourse : Agency Grants New Indication for Bothersome Vaginal Symptom Associated with Menopause

PREMARIN (conjugated estrogens) Vaginal Cream 0.5 g has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication and a new less frequent twice-weekly dosing regimen to treat moderate to severe postmenopausal dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) announced Wyeth Pharmac...

New hormone data can predict menopause within a year

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---For many women, including the growing number who choose later-in-life pregnancy, predicting their biological clock's relation to the timing of their menopause and infertility is critically important. Now, investigators from the University of Michigan have provided new inform...

Sleep problems associated with menopause vary among ethnic groups

Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep increase as women go through menopause according to research by Rush University Medical Center. Waking up earlier than planned also increases through late perimenopause but decreases when women become postmenopausal. The study is published in the July 1...

Global menopause summit concludes HRT is safe for healthy women entering menopause

Global menopause summit concludes HRT is safe for healthy women entering the menopause. HRT in the early postmenopausal period is safe, and healthy women going through the first few years of the menopause who need HRT to relieve symptoms should have no fears about its use. This is the conclusio...

Tao Formulations Announces the Official Launch of Tao Harmony - Menopause Relief Formula

WESTPORT, Conn., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Tao Formulations announces the official launch of Tao Harmony - Menopause Relief Formula, at the Internal Medicine 2008 conference in Washington DC. This revolutionary product is the culmination of years of research to develop a safe, all-natural, non-ho...

Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks

The worse the symptoms, the higher the chances of trouble, study shows FRIDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have the most severe menopausal symptoms may also be at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers surveyed 5,648 women, aged ...

Yoga Eases Menopause Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

Improvement after breathing, stretching program still evident 3 months later, study finds SATURDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga helps ease hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors, a U.S. study says. Some of the 37 women who'd had early stage breast...

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and North American Menopause Society Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Organizations Support Wyeth Campaign to Eliminate Compounded Hormones WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) today called on the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the North American Menopause Soc...

Exercise Eases Some Menopause Symptoms

It lowers stress and depression, even though it doesn't impact on hot flashes, study finds THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is not a cure for hot flashes, but it does help postmenopausal women cope with stress, anxiety and depression, a Pennsylvania study has found. Th...

Duramed Launches New Indication for ENJUVIA(TM) (Synthetic Conjugated Estrogens, B) at North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BRL), announced today the launch of its marketing campaign for ENJUVIA(TM) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse, ...

Bradley Pharmaceuticals to Feature Elestrin(TM) at North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bradley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BDY ) today announced that its Kenwood Therapeutics division will feature Elestrin(TM) (estradiol gel 0.06%) at the 18th Annual North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting to be held in Dallas,...

Removing Ovaries Before Menopause Leads to Memory, Movement Troubles

Hormone-replacement therapy seems to lessen likelihood of problems, study finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Removing one or both ovaries before a woman reaches natural menopause increases the risk of both dementia and movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. But g...

New Data: Efficacy and Responder Analyses of Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 percent for the Treatment of Menopause

Data shows a very high percentage of women responded favorably to a bioidentical and FDA approved hormone therapy for hot flashes MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. presented the results of a secondary analysis to determine the response rates to three ...

Memory Takes a Hit During Menopause

Study finds women do not learn as well for a time, but bounce back,,,, MONDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Science is now backing up what women have long claimed: Memory and learning take a hit during menopause. Research published in the May 26 issue of Neurology finds that women...

Soybean Chemicals May Reduce Effects of Menopause

Study finds they prevented breakdown of vaginal lining in rats who'd had ovaries removed THURSDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Chemicals in soybeans reduced the effects of menopause in rats, according to a Taiwanese study. The researchers found that dietary supplementation with soy ...

Study shows younger women with endometrial cancer can safely keep ovaries, avoid early menopause

In this New Digest: Summary of study being published online January 26, 2009 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology ,showing no survival difference between premenopausal women with early-stage endometrial cancer whose ovaries were left intact during cancer surgery compared with those whose ov...

Omega-3s ease depressive symptoms related to menopause

Quebec City, January 28, 2009Omega-3s ease psychological distress and depressive symptoms often suffered by menopausal and perimenopausal women, according to researchers at Universit Laval's Faculty of Medicine. Their study, published in the February issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutr...

Why women should eat less, move more and consider wearing transdermal HRT patches during menopause

Weight and appetite experts from around the world met at a conference in Bangkok earlier this year to discuss sex differences in obesity. One line of discussion looked at factors leading to women's weight gain during menopause, and how it might be avoided. Co-chairs of the conference, Dr Amand...

Changes in sex steroids associated with menopause

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that the increased rate of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) change that occurs during menopause is associated with increased objective sleep duration but poor subjective sleep quality. Findings from the sleep profiles...

AUDIO from Medialink and Duramed Pharmaceuticals: Not Your Mother's Menopause

NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As the baby boom generation gets older, more women are entering menopause. Many of them have questions on how it may affect their lives. Listen to this report from Duramed Pharmaceuticals at: http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=35372 Registered j...

AUDIO from Medialink and Duramed Pharmaceuticals: Relief for Women Experiencing Surgical Menopause

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, approximately 200,000 women across the U.S. undergo a specific and sudden type of menopause when their ovaries are removed during a hysterectomy. While they may be prepared for the surgery itself, are they prepared for what comes next? Listen to t...

Complex changes in the brain's vascular system occur after menopause

COLUMBIA, Mo. Many women experience menopausal changes in their body including hot flashes, moodiness and fatigue, but the changes they don't notice can be more dangerous. In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered significant changes in the brain's vascular system ...

Hormone Therapy Safe, Effective for Women Entering Menopause

Experts stress that the finding applies only to those under 60 years of age,,,, TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Many women, and even some physicians, quickly abandoned the use of hormone replacement therapy in 2002, after the large Women's Health Study suggested that the treatment...

Treatment advances for fibroids, menopause

Women with fibroids and endometriosis facing the possibility of hysterectomy may now choose less invasive treatment options to preserve fertility, according to Yale professor Aydin Arici, M.D., who will direct a scientific session exploring these alternatives at the American College of Obstetricia...

Women's biological clock revealed: Hormone may predict age at menopause

Age at menopause may now be predicted more realistically according to a new study accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The study revealed that anti-Mllerian hormone (AMH) levels are related to the onset of menopause and are able to specify a womans...

Getting a good night's sleep is the biggest problem for women entering the menopause

Sleep disruption is the most common and severe symptom reported by middle-aged women when their periods change and they start moving into the menopause, according to a study in the April issue of the UK-based Journal of Clinical Nursing. Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Nursi...

Obesity risks increase after menopause

Orlando Fla. October 25, 2007 - Postmenopausal women are at an age when the incidence and exacerbation of the chronic health conditions associated with obesity become more prevalent. A new article published in Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing reviews the physiological, psycho...

Physical Exercise Could Relieve Menopause Symptoms

A little exercise and routine walks could ease uncomfortable symptoms and help women feel better while going through menopause, new research finds//. Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her menstrual cycle, associated with advancing age, stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often...

Higher Risk of Premature Menopause in Twins

According to a recent study, women with a twin are at upto 5 times higher risk of suffering from premature menopause than those without one//. The study was conducted on over 800 pairs of twins in the UK and Australia. The risk of premature ovarian failure (POF) at the age of 40 was 3-5 times h...

Alternative Therapies May Not Ease Menopause Symptoms

A new review of 70 studies shows that alternative and complementary therapies may have little or no effect in easing symptoms associated with menopause.// The review article is published in the July 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Twenty-five mill...

Non Hormonal Therapies for Menopause Not Proved to be Effective

Previously published studies which examined the use of nonhormonal therapies for the treatment of menopausal hot flashes, have been subjected to a meta analysis. // This has revealed the efficacy of a few therapies but not as effective as estrogen. In addition they might have possible adverse effec...

A furore over tailor-made menopause medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being prompted by the Drug Manufacturer, Wyeth to restrain the special pharmacies that develop tailor made hormone drugs to treat menopause.// The drugs are made as per the doctor’s prescription and are not FDA approved. Following Wyeth's recommendation...

The Decks Cleared For HRT - Safe for Menopause Symptoms

There is Light at the end of the tunnel for HRT therapy. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada have allowed HRT for treatment of symptoms of menopause, vouching its safety.// Dr. Jennifer Blake, who chaired this debate, has said that, this would be a reprieve for women who ha...

Relationship Between Serum Dioxin Levels And Age At Menopause

Recent research published in the July issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, demonstrates a non-monotonic dose-response relationship between serum TCDD levels and age of onset of natural menopause//. The age of onset of menopause is believed to reflect the rate of atrophy of th...
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