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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.
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.
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 of fertility come to an end.
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.
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.
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 help them establish when their years of fertility will come to an end.
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 more likely to retain the heat if they are carrying lots of weight.
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.
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 menopause.
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.
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