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Women needed for research into post-menopause

A James Cook University researcher is undertaking research into the exercise and lifestyle of post-menopausal women and is seeking participants for her ...

Alternative therapies for menopausal women – a poor alternative?

New research from Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine has found that nearly half a million Australian women aged ...

New clues in mice link cholesterol to fertility

By Julia Evangelou Strait - Whether made by the body or ingested through diet, cholesterol plays a vital role in cells. Cholesterol also is a building block of steroids and hormones, including those that trigger puberty and support pregnancy. ... Full story

More Frequent Overnight Hot Flashes Linked with Brain Scan Changes

PITTSBURGH – Women who experience more hot flashes, particularly while sleeping, during the menopause transition are more likely to have brain changes reflecting a higher risk for cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke and other brain blood flow problems, according to a pilot study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published online today in Menopause and funded by the National Institutes of Health. ... Full story

Population Council’s Progesterone Contraceptive Vaginal Ring Added to WHO 2015 Essential Medicines List and Included in Medical Eligibility Criteria Guidance for Providers

The World Health Organization released its 2015 updated Essential Medicines List and for the first time included the progesterone contraceptive vaginal ring (CVR), a contraceptive safe and effective for lactating women in the postpartum period. ... Full story

Black women often cope with infertility alone

ANN ARBOR—African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to experience infertility than their white counterparts, but they often cope with this traumatic issue in silence and isolation, according to a new University of Michigan study. ... Full story

TSRI Study: Hormone ‘Erases’ Male Smell for Female Mice

LA JOLLA, CA – Everyone knows that a plate of food doesn’t look as delicious after you’ve already eaten a big meal. But imagine if your internal state actually made you blind to food. ... Full story

Taking Hormones During Menopause Doesn't Hurt Women's Cognition

Madison, Wisconsin - Women who hope to remain mentally sharp after menopause shouldn’t worry that menopausal hormone therapy (HT) will harm their cognitive skills. ... Full story

Study aims to ease menopausal symptoms

Can the health supplement resveratrol curb the notorious hot flushes, insomnia, irritability and occasional mental lapses that often accompany menopause? ... Full story

The phthalate DEHP undermines female fertility in mice

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Two studies in mice add to the evidence that the phthalate DEHP, a plasticizing agent used in auto upholstery, baby toys, building materials and many other consumer products, can undermine female reproductive health, in part by disrupting the growth and function of the ovaries. ... Full story

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