Menopause

Study: HRT will not shorten lives

New research has found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) will not shorten the lives of women taking it. Dr JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, conducted a follow-up study to research published in the late 1990s. It found that women who...

New recommendations for menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors

A new review published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has made a number of recommendations for how women who have survived breast cancer can better manage the symptoms of the menopause. The recommendations include smoking cessation, maintaining a...

Some women ‘mistaking menopause symptoms for tamoxifen side effects’

Women at high risk of developing breast cancer may avoid taking the preventive drug tamoxifen because they are confusing naturally-occurring symptoms with side effects, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK. The researchers say that their findings have implications...

Hot flushes linked to depression

A new study has linked hot flushes to a greater risk of depression in women. The study, conducted by a group of researchers from Monash University, Australia, looked at the impact of hot flushes and a number of other independent factors on the risk of depression in women 65 or older. They found...

Menopause linked to lower back pain

A new study has suggested that menopause is associated with the severity of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine. The research was conducted by a group of researchers in China and have been published in an article in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). According...

Alcohol consumption linked to postmenopausal muscle loss

Higher alcohol consumption has been linked to more muscle loss in postmenopausal women in a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Both ageing and menopause affect sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass and strength, which then affects...

Heart failure chances could increase due to menopause timing, study shows

Postmenopausal women who reached the menopause at an early age could have more chance of suffering heart failure, findings indicate. Research from the University of California and San Francisco School shows that hormones existing during a woman’s reproductive period may be affected by...

Hormone therapy linked with hearing loss in women

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been associated with hearing loss in women, a new study has found. Research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts looked into the effects of HRT and found that 23 per cent of participants who underwent the treatment developed hearing...

Women with hot flushes 'more prone to depression'

Menopausal women who experience regular hot flushes could be more likely to experience depression. Scientists in Australia have found that those experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause are more likely to also develop depression. These latest findings help to support previous research...

Hot flushes during menopause could link to heart disease risk

Frequent hot flushes during menopause could be a sign of increased risk of heart disease, according to a study by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). While hot flushes are a common symptom of menopause and have already been shown to have a large impact on quality of life, they could be a...