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Researchers find new fertility drug to be more effective than one used for past 40 years

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A fertility drug used for more than four decades could soon be replaced with another drug that is 30 ...

Study Suggests Caffeine Intake May Worsen Menopausal Hot Flashes, Night Sweats

Study also shows that caffeine may help mood and memory in perimenopausal women ...

Age of puberty in girls influenced by which parent their genes are inherited from

The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by ‘imprinted’ genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published today in the journal Nature. ... Full story

Global toolkit to diagnose menopause

The new toolkit is designed to help GPs diagnose and manage menopause ... Full story

Be good to yourself to help cope with symptoms of menopause

Menopausal women with high self-compassion may find that hot flushes interfere less with their lives, according a new study. ... Full story

Questioning standard approaches to menopausal symptoms

Understanding menopausal symptoms through a simple checklist has serious limitations, particularly within different ethnic groups or populations, according to a new study of British Pakistani women’s beliefs about and experiences of menopause. ... Full story

Fertility: Sacrificing eggs for the greater good

Baltimore, MD— A woman’s supply of eggs is a precious commodity because only a few hundred mature eggs can be produced throughout her lifetime and each must be as free as possible from genetic damage. Part of egg production involves a winnowing of the egg supply during fetal development, childhood and into adulthood down from a large starting pool. ... Full story

Hot Flashes/Night Sweats Solutions: Estrogen Therapy vs. Venlafaxine

BOSTON, MA – A new research study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) that compares low-dose oral estrogen and low-dose non-hormonal venlafaxine hydrochloride extended release (XR) to placebo were both found effective in reducing the number of hot flashes and night sweats reported by menopausal women. The study is the first clinical trial to simultaneously evaluate estrogen therapy (ET), known as the “gold standard” treatment for hot flashes and night sweats, and a non-hormonal treatment, venlafaxine, a first-line treatment in women who are unwilling or unable to use ET. ... Full story

First of a kind international study launched in University Hospital, Coventry to help women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Women are being sought to take part in a groundbreaking international study looking at whether a drug which helps diabetic patients lose weight could also help them. ... Full story

New study examines premature menopause and effects on later life cognition

Premature menopause is associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). ... Full story

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