Menopause

Women 'not getting proper treatment for menopause-related conditions'

Many women are not getting the treatment they require when the menopause triggers various ailments, an expert has warned. According to author and women's health specialist Dr Diana Schwarzbein, physicians often do not realise that certain conditions in middle-aged women are linked to the...

Early menopause linked with brain aneurysm

Early menopause has been shown to have an association with a potentially lethal brain condition. A new report published in Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery revealed the younger a woman is when she undergoes the biological changes the more likely she is to suffer a cerebral aneurysm.

Early menopause linked to milder arthritis

A new scientific report has found that early menopause could be associated with a milder form of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The work, presented today at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, examined the records of 134 incident RA cases.

Massage shown to relieve menopause symptoms

A small number of massage sessions with scented oils may be enough to help ease menopause symptoms in some women, according to a new study.

Menopausal women 'still unsure about hormone therapy'

New research suggests that the majority of women approaching the menopause are worried about the risks associated with hormone therapies, but are reluctant to discuss the treatment options available to them with their doctors.

Progesterone offers menopause alternative

A new study from the University of British Columbia has found that progesterone treatment can help to reduce the severity of some menopause symptoms. Conventionally, hot flushes and night sweats are treated with oestrogen, but recent reports have linked prolonged exposure to additional amounts of...

Early menopause linked to osteoporosis

Women who go through the menopause early are twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis as they age, according to the results of a new study. The report, published in BJOG, analysed the long-term health implications of early menopause.

Menopause linked to memory problems

New women's health research has linked cognitive decline in some women to the onset of the menopause. A study from the University of Rochester Medical Centre in the US is thought to be the first to scientifically verify the anecdotal evidence of many women who have undergone the biological...

Soy 'can reduce menopausal symptoms'

Two daily servings of soy can reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes experienced by menopausal women by up to 26 per cent when compared to a placebo, new research suggests.

Menopause 'affects working memory'

The menopause has a negative effect on working memory, women's health research has shown, creating the 'brain fog' many middle-aged females complain of...