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Steroid links fat accumulation with egg development

Baltimore, MD— Nutrition and metabolism are closely linked with reproductive health. Several reproductive disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome, amenorrhea, and ovarian cancer ...

UVA expert: Doctors should educate women on less-regulated menopausal hormones

As prescriptions for less-regulated, custom-compounded menopausal hormones approach the number of prescriptions for U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved hormones, a UVA Health ...

Hormone Replacement Therapy for postmenopausal women: Does it help or harm your heart?

New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke. ... Full story

Fertility, reproductive health services now part of Stanford Children’s Health

"We are uniquely positioned to offer a really comprehensive approach to helping couples fulfill their desires for a family,” said Valerie Baker, medical director of fertility and reproductive health services. ... Full story

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 they help their family members find food during hard times. This research provides insight into why women continue to live long after they can no longer have children. ... Full story

Women with endometriosis need support, not judgement

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

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

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