Menopause

Exercise could slow postmenopause cognitive decline

Regular exercise after the menopause could help women to stave off cognitive decline, according to new research. A study from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation of the Queensland University of Technology in Kelvin Grove, Australia, found that exercise could help to keep both body and...

Weight loss ‘could help hot flashes’

Losing excess weight could potentially help to minimise the instance of hot flashes in women experiencing menopause, according to new research. A study published in the journal Menopause involved 40 overweight or obese women who were experiencing a minimum of four hot flashes a day, with an average...

Acupuncture could help with menopause

The ancient Chinese method of acupuncture could help women to cope with the effects of menopause. A study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), noted that acupuncture could control the severity and frequency of hot flashes for women in natural menopause...

Monash University launches ‘menopause toolkit’

The world’s first toolkit for GPs to diagnose the menopause has been published by Monash University. The Practitioner Toolkit for Managing the Menopause has been published in the journal Climacteric and includes a diagnostic tool. It also features a list of the different approved hormone...

Migraines worsen during menopause

Women who suffer from migraines may find that they get worse during menopause and perimenopause. This is according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Headache Society, which analysed questionnaire data from women aged between 35 and 65. It found that frequent headaches...

Heart failure risk rises with early menopause

Women are at a higher risk of suffering heart failure if they go through the menopause early, according to a new study published in the journal Menopause.

Premature menopause can worsen memory

Undergoing the menopause earlier in life can increase the risk of memory problems and slow down women’s reactions, a study published in BJOG has found. Menopause before the age of 40 was associated with poorer memory and worse hand-eye co-ordination in the study, which also warned that the...

Women with HIV suffer 'more severe hot flashes' in menopause

Women with HIV typically suffer more severe hot flashes than those without, according to new research conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital.

HRT 'could increase gallstone surgery risk'

Menopausal women who take oral oestrogen hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could be at a heightened risk of gallbladder surgery, a new study suggests.

FDA to discuss menopause drugs approval

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced preliminary results of two drugs that have been used to treat symptoms associated with the menopause.