Menopause

NAMS: Flexible hormone therapy for menopause safe for many women

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has recommended that hormone therapy can be used safely without significant risk to many women's health if its duration is flexible...

Non-medicinal treatment for menopause 'should be looked into'

Women's health research has shown that many people opt for non-medicinal strategies to cope with the menopause and experts have said these treatments should be looked into further...

Indigestion drugs 'come with greater risks after menopause'

Women's health research has shown postmenopausal use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for indigestion comes with additional risks...

Menopause genes identified

Women's health research has identified 13 new regions of the genome associated with the onset of menopause...

Taking statins after the menopause 'linked to increased diabetes risk'

Postmenopausal patients may be at greater risk of developing diabetes mellitus (DM) if they take statins, women's health research has shown. Scientists from Rochester Methodist Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, in Minnesota, US, analysed data from the nation's Women's Health Initiative...

Drug given to postmenopausal women 'may reduce risk of colorectal cancer'

A new study into women's health has discovered a link between certain drugs taken by postmenopausal females and the risk of death from colorectal cancer...

Vitamin D-rich diet 'important for menopausal women'

Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamin D is particularly important during the menopause, a women's health study has found...

Oestrogen could be good for women who hit the menopause early

Oestrogen could be helpful for people who hit the menopause earlier than usual, a women's health study has found. Mayo Clinic researchers in Minnesota in the US discovered the hormone could protect females who have already been through the change before the age of 50 from strokes...

Soy protein 'could reduce coronary heart disease in menopausal women'

Soy protein can reduce the risk of clogged arteries among menopausal women, a recent women's health study published in the November 2011 issue of Stroke has shown...

Menopause 'does not increase heart disease mortality rates'

Women's health does not simply deteriorate after they have been through the menopause, the reuslts of a new study suggest. Conducted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in the US, research found the risk of a female dying from heart disease increases gradually as...