Menopause in the News

Menopause in the NewsThis section of Living With Menopause will include descriptions and links to what I think are relevant and useful menopause and women's health related articles, news stories, medical updates etc. Please use the contact form to send me similar items that you think would be useful to other readers and I will add them here after review.

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Science Daily has a report titled Certain characteristics predispose women to different hot flash, night sweat patterns.

The report details new findings show that women fit into four distinct groups when it comes to getting hot flashes and night sweats, with potential ramifications for therapy and prevention of future health conditions.

You can read the full report here

Healio reports that premature menopause increases risk for higher severity fibrosis among women with NAFLD.

It states that among women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, premature menopause was found to increase the risk for higher severity fibrosis, according to recent findings published in Hepatology.

The full report can be read here

MedicalXpress - Maturitas publishes new model of care for healthy menopause and ageing

A review of a new position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) published in the journal Maturitas provides a holistic model of care for healthy menopause.

Read the full review here

Womens Health Mag has an article titled - It's Been Proven: Eating Fruits and Veggies DOES Boost Your Happiness

In the first study of it’s kind, research published in the American Journal of Public Health looked at how eating a daily dose of the good stuff impacts your psychological wellbeing.

Read the full article here

Healio.com posted an article titled - Insulin resistance linked to favorable bone microarchitecture after menopause.

Vikram V. Shanbhogue, MD, of the department of endocrinology at Odense University Hospital, Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, and colleagues evaluated data from the SWAN study on 146 postmenopausal women (mean age, 60.3 years) without diabetes to determine the effect of insulin resistance on peripheral bone geometry, volumetric BMD, bone microarchitecture and estimated bone strength.

The full article can be read here

Bel Marra Health has an article about Celiac Disease and menopause titled - Celiac disease can lead to earlier menopause and pregnancy complications if left untreated.

You can read the full article here

I found a new article on the Washington Post Health and Science section titled - Some natural treatments may actually help with menopause symptoms

It talks about a study on studys where researchers analyzed data from 62 studies, involving 6,653 women experiencing such menopausal symptoms as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness.

You can read the full article here

Empowerher.com is creating a series of new articles called "Our Menopause- Facing a Hysterectomy Together" that plans to share ideas that will help a woman and her partner face a hysterectomy.

The series will focus on a fictional couple, Heather and Ken, who are in their early 40s with two children, 16 and 18, still at home. Heather has been told she may need a hysterectomy to treat her heavy vaginal bleeding at the time of her monthly periods and in between.

You can read the full introduction article here

Medscape has posted some information including a short video about a study conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

The study measured the effect of the menopausal transition on the frequency of headaches in women with migraine.

You can view the full content here

I found an article on you.co.za titled "We need to talk about what happens to women in the stage before ‘true’ menopause" that you might be interested in reading.

The main point of discussion is that there’s a stage before “true” menopause that many women aren’t aware of – and it can wreak havoc physically, emotionally and psychologically, and often be misdiagnosed as depression.

You can read the full article here

Care2.com has published an article titled... 5 Women’s Health Mistakes You Should Stop Making

The articles makes the point that much of the medical advice we are exposed to seems to be disproven in the future. It is often times difficult to separate gimmicks and trends from proven, solid health advice. The fact is, sometimes less is more when it comes to women's health. Many women make critical mistakes when it comes to personal self-care.

You can read details about the 5 mistakes here

WomensHealthMag.com has a new article by Jill Waldbieser titled... 5 Foods You Think Are Way Healthier Than Nutritionists Do

It is based on results of a recent survey where experts and the regular, grocery-shopping public were asked to declare 52 common foods as "healthy" or "unhealthy".

You can read this interesting article here

Digital Journal has a piece titled - Stop Losing Sleep to Menopausal Hot Flashes and Night Sweats.

It discusses The BedJet V2, which claims to be the world's first automated and smart climate comfort system for beds, is a powerful new cooling solution for overheating and sweating in bed.

BedJet President Mark Aramli said "The BedJet delivers tremendous relief to those suffering from night sweats or bedtime hot flashes and has found massive popularity in the menopausal community, as well as from others afflicted with thermoregulation and night sweat issues such a cancer and MS patients"

Find out more here

Home.BT.com has an article titled 7 tips to survive the menopause with a smile.
The general premise is that menopause can be tough, but some women who've been through it promise one of the best ways to cope is to see the positive side - if you can.

The full article can be found here

The Spectator has an article that analyses the research carried out by the North American Menopause Society as it relates to daily stretching and the potential easing of menopause symptoms.

The full article can be found here

Menopausal symptoms eased by herbal remedies

CNN has a story about a new study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association about how plant-based supplements can offer some relief for menopausal symptoms.

Fact is that more than half of menopausal women experience hot flashes.

Although prescription hormone therapy can effectively manage this symptom,
there many women who are concerned enough about the possible negative health effects from these drugs that they decide instead to use herbal remedies.

You can read the full CNN article here

Stretching might help ease menopause and depression symptoms

Fox News has a story about a new study reported in the Journal of the North American Menopause Society.

This small study suggests that light-intensity exercises such as stretching done just 10 minutes a day might help ease menopause and depression symptoms in middle-aged women.

This what lead researcher Yuko Kai told Reuters Health by email... "Light-intensity exercises such as stretching have not been previously evaluated for its impact on menopausal and depressive symptoms."

You can read the full FoxNews article here

The Bone Balance Index may help predict bone loss

News Medical published an article about how the Bone Balance Index may help predict bone loss in women during their menopause transition period.

One of the study's authors, Albert Shieh, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles said "Researchers have previously shown that it is difficult to predict an individual's bone loss by testing the blood or urine for proteins that reflect either bone breakdown or bone formation alone."

He went on to say "Since both bone breakdown and bone formation occur at the same time in the body, we created an index that accounts for both processes, and tested whether this new index can help predict bone loss."

You can read the full News Medical article here

How menopause affects women with MS

From EverydayHealth.com comes a well written article titled How Does Menopause Affect Women With MS?

The article states that symptoms of menopause and MS may overlap but that it’s unclear whether menopause worsens MS-related disability.

The main areas explored include the impact of menopause on MS symptoms, how to distinguish between MS and menopause symptoms, the role that estrogen plays and how to stay healthy after menopause.

The full Everyday Health article can be found here

Menopause hormone clot risk lower for vaginal creams and skin patches

Here is another article found on Fox News Health that reviews a Swedish study on hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

It states that women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats may have a lower risk of blood clots if they use estrogens applied vaginally or via skin patches.

You can read the rest of this informative article here

Sex Sucked After Menopause—Here's How It Finally Got Better

Prevention.com has an article about sex after menopause. The article refers to a statistic by the North American Menopause Society that up to half of all women report sexual problems during and after menopause.

Lauren Streicher, MD, an ob-gyn at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and author of Sex Rx is quoted as saying "It not only lowers desire, it decreases blood flow to the vagina, which in turn affects lubrication and arousal."

It continues to explain that it's not all doom and gloom for good and discusses four options that both research and real women swear works to make sex feel great again.

The full Prevention.com article can be found here

Naturopathic medicine a holistic approach to dealing with symptoms of menopause

WTOP.com has an article that is sponsored by Casey Health Institute about how Naturopathic medicine is used to treat the symptoms of menopause.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians defines naturopathic medicine as “a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.”

The full article can be found here

5 natural, non-hormonal solutions for menopause symptoms

I found this short article on Fox News Health that discusses the five most common symptoms of menopause and natural remedies to try.

The 5 symptoms covered in this article are hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia and irritability.

The full article can be found here

Fatty liver disease undetected in post-menopausal women

There is an article in The Satesman about a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) study about how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) considered a cardiovascular disease risk factor, is often not detected in post-menopausal women.

The full article can be found here

Menopause gives woman's life fresh lease, treat it as positive change

The Times of India has an article about some global research showing that women from different countries experience the transition into menopause differently, with differing physical and psychological symptoms.

The findings suggest that perhaps culture plays as much of a role in the way menopause impacted women as did bilogy.

The full version of this interesting can be found here