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Menopause symptoms are associated with poor self-assessed work ability

A novel study from researchers at Monash University has found that poorer work ability and women’s self-assessed work ability was significantly associated ...

Making the Most of Menopause

Menopause: Hot Flash or Power Surge? ...

Bisphenol A in low doses can affect the reproductive system and behaviour

If rats are exposed to bisphenol A in low doses during early development it can lead to reduced sperm count, obesity and changes to breast development and behaviour. These are some of the findings of a new study from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. ... Full story

Genetic Variation Shown in Patients with Severe Vascular Complications of Infection

Findings could help doctors determine who is at risk for dangerous complications ... Full story

Infant Daughters Already Show Signs of Reproductive Disease

First time potential signs of a common endocrine disorder, PCOS, have been discovered at such a young age ... Full story

Stanford scientists identify genetic switch for female sexual behavior

By studying the complex mating routine of African cichlid fish, a team of Stanford scientists has keyed in on a single brain receptor in female fish that determines whether they successfully reproduce. The finding has parallels across all vertebrates, and might influence the understanding of social behavior in humans. ... Full story

Update on Menopausal Symptoms and Treatment Options Published in Journal of Women’s Health

New Rochelle, NY —The vast majority of women going through the period of menopausal transition, or perimenopause, will seek medical help coping with symptoms that can significantly impact their health and quality of life, such as hot flashes, poor sleep, depression, and vaginal dryness. The pattern of common perimenopausal symptoms, how they often interact to worsen the effects of each, and current hormonal and non-hormonal therapeutic options are examined in a comprehensive Review article published in Journal of Women’s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

How best to tackle the stigma of menstruation?

An Oxford University study says while many girls and women stay away from school and work because of the stigma attached to having periods, very little research has been done into whether programmes set up to tackle the problem are actually working. ... Full story

Best minds frame research priorities for reproductive health

Research into the optimal preconception diet and societal barriers to fertility are among the key priorities for future reproductive health studies, according to a highly experienced multidisciplinary team of health thinkers assembled by the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute. ... Full story

Hormone’s effect on neurons linked to polycystic ovarian syndrome

University of Otago researchers are part of an international team of scientists who have discovered how anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) may act in the brain to cause polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms. ... Full story

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