Menopause

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...

Gum disease linked to higher death rate for post-menopausal women

Post-menopausal women suffering from gum disease or tooth loss could be at risk of a higher chance of death, according to new research. However, these dental problems are not associated with an increased risk of heart disease. New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association...

Scientists ‘may have found way for menopausal women to become pregnant’

Greek scientists have reported that they may have found a way for menopausal women to become pregnant, using their own eggs. Using a treatment that rejuvenates ageing ovaries, the scientists isolated plasma from a patient’s own blood and then injected it back into their ovaries and uterus...

HRT linked to lower risk of death

A new study by investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California, US, has suggested that women who use hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopause symptoms face a lower risk of death as well as showing lower levels of atherosclerosis - which is plaque build-up in the arteries of the...

Communication ‘key to managing menopause’

New research has found that women frequently use alternative treatments to manage their menopause symptoms but often do not inform their doctors about them. The study has been performed by University of Delaware, US, anthropology student Dunia Tonob and associate professor of anthropology Melissa...

Exercise ‘can reduce hot flushes in menopausal women’

New research has shown how regular exercise can help menopausal women lose weight and control symptoms such as hot flushes, even in women who previously led sedentary lifestyles. Scientists from the University of Granada, Spain, who carried out the research, explained that decreased oestrogen...

Women with early periods at risk of early menopause

An international study has linked early puberty and not having children with an increased risk of early menopause in women. The study found women who had their first period before the age of 11 were 80 per cent more likely to experience premature or early menopause, according to Professor Gita...

Menopause linked to decline in lung function

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research. An international group of scientists conducted the ‘Menopause is Associated with Accelerated Lung Function Decline’ study by analysing data from 1,438 women enrolled in the European...

Low doses of oestrogen ‘effective at relieving menopause symptoms’

A study has confirmed that low doses of oestrogen and progesterone therapy started early after menopause are effective at relieving many of the symptoms of the condition. The Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS), conducted by the Kronos Longevity Research Institute, US, also found that...