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Prenatal Exposure to Famine Increases Risk for Early Menopause

Prenatal Exposure to Famine Increases Risk for Early Menopause

Fetal exposure to famine is associated with an increased risk for early menopause.

Urinary Incontinence Drug May Reduce Frequency of Hot Flashes

Urinary Incontinence Drug May Reduce Frequency of Hot Flashes

Oxybutynin, an anticholinergic used to treat urinary incontinence, may provide breast cancer survivors with an alternative treatment option for hot flashes, according to new research.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

To investigate the association between hormone therapy and carpal tunnel syndrome risk, researchers conducted a secondary analysis of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials.

Age-Related Vaginal Symptoms Associated With Worse Quality of Life

Age-Related Vaginal Symptoms Associated With Worse Quality of Life

Severe vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) symptoms are associated with worse quality of life in postmenopausal women.

Sleep Quality in Women With Surgical vs Natural Menopause

Sleep Quality in Women With Surgical vs Natural Menopause

Women who undergo surgical menopause have significantly worse sleep quality than those who experience natural menopause.

Functional Disability Progression More Rapid in Postmenopausal Women With RA

Functional Disability Progression More Rapid in Postmenopausal Women With RA

Functional disability progressed more rapidly in postmenopausal compared with premenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis.

High Circulating Prolactin Concentrations May Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

High Circulating Prolactin Concentrations May Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

High circulating total prolactin concentrations may be linked with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes in women.

Cardiometabolic Disease Patterns Related to Race, Ethnicity in Midlife Women

Cardiometabolic Disease Patterns Related to Race, Ethnicity in Midlife Women

Women entering menopause had patterns of cardiometabolic risk components related to race/ethnicity.

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Life Expectancy, Years With T2D

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Life Expectancy, Years With T2D

Compared with women who experience normal or late menopause, women who experience early natural menopause have a shorter life expectancy and spend fewer years without type 2 diabetes.

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Higher levels of estradiol were inversely associated with carotid artery intima-media thickness progression in the early postmenopausal cohort but positively associated with it in the late postmenopausal group.

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