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Old mothers know best: killer whale study sheds light on the evolution of menopause

A new study led by scientists at the Universities of York and Exeter shows that female killer whales survive after menopause because ...

Women with endometriosis need support, not judgement

by Kate Young, Jane Fisher and Maggie Kirkman ...

Plant chemicals may prevent liver damage caused by fat accumulated during menopause

Athens, Ga. - Women going through menopause often struggle with weight gain that results when their estrogen levels drop, and many turn to weight-loss supplements to help them shed those extra pounds. But those supplements may cause an accumulation of fat in the liver and a potentially life-threatening condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. ... Full story

Hot Flashes, Night Sweats Last for 7+ Years in Many Midlife Women

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C -- Frequent menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS), including hot flashes and night sweats, lasted for more than seven years during the transition to menopause for more than half of the women in a large study and African American women reported the longest total VMS duration, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. ... Full story

Reduction in Menopause-related Symptoms Associated with Non-invasive Neurotechnology

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Nearly nine out of 10 premenopausal and postmenopausal women in the United States experience hot flashes, night sweats or other disturbances in mood and sleep. Unfortunately, there aren’t many safe and effective therapies available to manage these symptoms. ... Full story

ICSI procedure overused in couples without male factor infertility, research finds

Akanksha Mehta, MD, is a senior associate in the Department of Urology at Emory and a specialist in male reproductive medicine. ... Full story

Women’s Wellness: Perimenopause – What the Heck is Happening to My Body?

Perimenopause is the time leading up to your final menstrual period and can last up to several years. ... Full story

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome increases risk of chronic illness

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are at much higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, mental health conditions, reproductive disorder and cancer of the lining of the womb. ... Full story

Everyday chemicals may trigger early menopause

Study finds exposure to common houshold chemicals could be a factor ... Full story

Earlier menopause linked to everyday chemical exposures

By Diane Duke Williams - Women whose bodies have high levels of chemicals found in plastics, personal-care products, common household items and the environment experience menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower levels of these chemicals, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ... Full story

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