November 24, 2015 We asked NPR listeners what they'd like to know about women's health in midlife. Hundreds of you had questions on topics from hormones to chin hairs. Two doctors are giving us the answers.
November 9, 2015 Advertising for products to treat symptoms of menopause is becoming much more upfront about issues like painful sex. But more than a few of the remedies are solutions in search of a problem.
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November 9, 2015 Thirteen years after a study on hormone therapy was abruptly halted due to concerns about cancer risk, some doctors say that it's safe for most younger women if they take hormones short term.
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Better keep that window open, lady. There aren't many effective options for reducing hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.
September 23, 2015 Women have precious few choices when it comes to treating menopause symptoms, an expert panel says. Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis top the list.
Depression and chronic pain are associated with dry-eye syndrome, a British study finds. And it's more likely as you age.
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September 4, 2014 It used to be that dry-eye syndrome was considered a problem for middle-aged women. But with all those screens we're staring at, that nasty sandy feeling is becoming much more common.
Hormones clearly influence a women's health, but figuring out how is a tricky business.
November 27, 2013 Women with naturally higher levels of estrogen after menopause don't have better memory or mental skills, Stanford researchers say. It's yet another dent in the long-held belief that the hormone is linked to mental sharpness.
Once hailed as a feminine fountain of youth, then vilified, hormone replacement therapy may finally be finding its place as a short-term treatment for menopause symptoms.
October 4, 2013 Hormone replacement therapy used to be considered a fountain of youth for women. Then studies from the Women's Health Initiative found that HRT raised women's risk of chronic diseases. A final report from the massive study says hormone therapy can help younger women manage menopause symptoms, but it isn't safe for use long-term.
Darling, can we talk?
June 18, 2013 Conventional wisdom holds that men prefer younger women as mates because they're more fertile than older women. But a mathematical analysis suggests that this preference may be the cause of menopause rather than a consequence of it.
Cheers! Moderate drinking might slow age-related bone loss in women.
July 12, 2012 A small study in the journal Menopause says moderate drinking slows bone loss in baby boomer women. Researchers saw fewer signs of bone breakdown in the blood of women in their early 50s and 60s who consumed up to 1 1/2 drinks a day.
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