Menopause

Menopausal women 'still unsure about hormone therapy'

New research suggests that the majority of women approaching the menopause are worried about the risks associated with hormone therapies, but are reluctant to discuss the treatment options available to them with their doctors.

Progesterone offers menopause alternative

A new study from the University of British Columbia has found that progesterone treatment can help to reduce the severity of some menopause symptoms. Conventionally, hot flushes and night sweats are treated with oestrogen, but recent reports have linked prolonged exposure to additional amounts of...

Early menopause linked to osteoporosis

Women who go through the menopause early are twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis as they age, according to the results of a new study. The report, published in BJOG, analysed the long-term health implications of early menopause.

Menopause linked to memory problems

New women's health research has linked cognitive decline in some women to the onset of the menopause. A study from the University of Rochester Medical Centre in the US is thought to be the first to scientifically verify the anecdotal evidence of many women who have undergone the biological...

Soy 'can reduce menopausal symptoms'

Two daily servings of soy can reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes experienced by menopausal women by up to 26 per cent when compared to a placebo, new research suggests.

Menopause 'affects working memory'

The menopause has a negative effect on working memory, women's health research has shown, creating the 'brain fog' many middle-aged females complain of...

NAMS: Flexible hormone therapy for menopause safe for many women

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has recommended that hormone therapy can be used safely without significant risk to many women's health if its duration is flexible...

Non-medicinal treatment for menopause 'should be looked into'

Women's health research has shown that many people opt for non-medicinal strategies to cope with the menopause and experts have said these treatments should be looked into further...

Indigestion drugs 'come with greater risks after menopause'

Women's health research has shown postmenopausal use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for indigestion comes with additional risks...

Menopause genes identified

Women's health research has identified 13 new regions of the genome associated with the onset of menopause...