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Incontinence Drug May Cut Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hot flashes, a common curse in menopause, can be especially bothersome after breast cancer. But a new study suggests an existing medication may help. The drug is oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), long used…

An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Emotional abuse may add to the woes of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who are emotionally tormented by a spouse or partner may suffer from more night sweats, painful…

Healthy Lifestyle Makes for a Healthy Heart During Menopause

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who live a healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may help keep their blood vessels healthy as they age, a new study suggests. Compared with women who had the least healthy lifestyle,…

Exercise Doesn't Affect Timing of Menopause, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research seems to settle the question of whether there's a link between how much a woman works out and her risk of early menopause. The conclusion? There is no link. Previous studies have…

Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that stimulating particular brain cells triggers hot flashes in mice -- a discovery they hope will lead to better therapies for women going through menopause. Humans also have…

What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause?

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- What women eat might determine when they enter menopause, new research suggests. After tracking more than 35,000 British women for four years, investigators found that menopause tended to start earlier…

Could Earlier Menopause Mean Poorer Memory in Senior Years?

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are older when they enter menopause may have a slight advantage when it comes to keeping key memory skills as they age, British researchers report. The study was decades long and tracked…

As Menopause Symptoms Get Worse, Heart May Pay a Price

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There could be a link between the severity of a woman's menopausal symptoms and her risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. While the research couldn't prove cause-and-effect, it's "yet another…

Range of Vaginal Dryness Products Can Help Postmenopausal Women: Study

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For many women in or past menopause, vaginal dryness is a recurring symptom. But a new report finds that several treatments work equally well -- regardless of their price tag. "The fact that all…

Tackling Menopausal Sleep Problems From Other Angles

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause can bring on a host of complaints, including sleep disruptions. Now, researchers say that hot flashes and depression are strongly tied to sleep woes. Treating those two problems may help…