Menopause

Ovarian reserve 'influenced by hereditary factors'

Females aiming to measure their fertility might benefit from finding out when their mother began experiencing the menopause. A new study carried out at Copenhagen University Hospital and published in Human Reproduction has revealed if the mother goes through an early menopause, their daughter is...

Hypnotic relaxation therapy 'can reduce menopause symptoms'

Women looking to reduce the symptoms of menopause could benefit from undergoing hypnotic relaxation therapy. A new study carried out by Baylor University has found receiving the treatment over several sessions can lead to an 80 per cent drop in hot flashes.

Cosmetics 'triggering early menopause'

Many women could be experiencing early menopause because of certain cosmetics they use on a regular basis. According to a study carried out at Washington University, chemicals called phthalates are contained in many popular types of make-up.

HRT 'may guard against Alzheimer's'

Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be less susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, new research has indicated. The study, published in the journal Neurology, claimed HRT can help reduce the risk of developing the mental condition by 30 per cent...

Menopause not a cause of weight gain in later life

The notion that going through menopause causes women to put on weight has been dismissed as a myth. According to Professor Susan Davies of Monash University, who led a review on the subject for the International Menopause Society, many women complain of a "new spare tyre" when their years...

New study 'could lead to treatment for delaying menopause'

A new study could potentially lead to scientists coming up with ways to extend a woman's years of fertility. Monash University and Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research (PHI) recently discovered that egg cells in the ovaries can die as a result of proteins called PUMA and NOXA...

Women 'should avoid early menopause if possible'

Females have been urged to take steps to try to avoid entering the menopause early if it is possible. According to John Hopkins University School of Medicine, lifestyle factors such as smoking can bring forward the time when a woman's years of fertility come to an end...

AMH 'could offer clues to when women will go through menopause'

Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) levels could enable scientists to work out when a woman is likely to go through menopause many years in advance, a new study has established. Research carried out at the University of Pennsylvania could have practical benefits for women in their late 30s and above and...

Losing weight may reduce symptoms of menopause

Women who lose weight could experience fewer menopause symptoms as a result, a new study has found. According to the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, body fat can prevent heat loss because it acts as insulation. This means that when women suffer hot flashes and night sweats, their bodies are...

Menopause symptoms 'do not indicate poor heart health'

Showing symptoms of the menopause does not suggest a woman is particularly vulnerable to heart disease, experts have insisted. Females often go through sweats and hot flashes when their years of fertility come to an end, which some observers believe may indicate possible cardiovascular problems.