Menopause

NAMS issues care recommendations for midlife women

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has published a set of evidence-based recommendations regarding healthcare for midlife women. Published online in NAMS’ journal Menopause, it sets out the key considerations on issues such as vasomotor symptoms, osteoporosis and a number of other...

New terminology to ‘banish menopause stigma’

A new term to describe genital and urinary health problems could make postmenopausal women more comfortable in talking about their symptoms. This is the view of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. In a paper...

New hopes for fertility in child cancer survivors

Girls with cancer who are likely to become infertile can now be identified and potentially given the chance to have children at a later age. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have used guidelines, which were developed 20 years ago, to select which girls should be offered the chance to...

Caffeine could worsen some menopause symptoms

Higher caffeine intake could lead to more severe hot flashes and night sweats during the menopause, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic in the US. Published in the journal Menopause, the research surveyed more than 2,500 women who presented with menopause-related issues at the Mayo Clinic...

Exercise could slow postmenopause cognitive decline

Regular exercise after the menopause could help women to stave off cognitive decline, according to new research. A study from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation of the Queensland University of Technology in Kelvin Grove, Australia, found that exercise could help to keep both body and...

Weight loss ‘could help hot flashes’

Losing excess weight could potentially help to minimise the instance of hot flashes in women experiencing menopause, according to new research. A study published in the journal Menopause involved 40 overweight or obese women who were experiencing a minimum of four hot flashes a day, with an average...

Acupuncture could help with menopause

The ancient Chinese method of acupuncture could help women to cope with the effects of menopause. A study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), noted that acupuncture could control the severity and frequency of hot flashes for women in natural menopause...

Monash University launches ‘menopause toolkit’

The world’s first toolkit for GPs to diagnose the menopause has been published by Monash University. The Practitioner Toolkit for Managing the Menopause has been published in the journal Climacteric and includes a diagnostic tool. It also features a list of the different approved hormone...

Migraines worsen during menopause

Women who suffer from migraines may find that they get worse during menopause and perimenopause. This is according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Headache Society, which analysed questionnaire data from women aged between 35 and 65. It found that frequent headaches...

Heart failure risk rises with early menopause

Women are at a higher risk of suffering heart failure if they go through the menopause early, according to a new study published in the journal Menopause.