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Global toolkit to diagnose menopause

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

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. ...

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

Penn Study Shows Stimulant Drug May Help Women Cope with Post-Menopausal Memory Lapses

NEW YORK — Menopausal women have long reported experiencing hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and memory lapses, too. ... Full story

Prolonged and heavy bleeding during menopause is common

ANN ARBOR—Women going through menopause most likely think of it as the time for an end to predictable monthly periods. Researchers at the University of Michigan say it's normal, however, for the majority of them to experience an increase in the amount and duration of bleeding episodes, which may occur at various times throughout the menopausal transition. ... Full story

Gene linked to excess male hormones in female infertility disorder

Discovery by NIH-supported researchers may lead to diagnostic test, treatment ... Full story

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