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Social support can help slash the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, says study

The study results have been published online on February 20 in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) With so many people affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD), there has been tremendous research on its various risk factors (although much of the focus to date has been on traditional risk factors such as […]

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Acupuncture might help ease menopausal symptoms, finds study

A brief course of acupuncture may help to ease troublesome menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published in the online journal BMJ Open. The findings prompt the researchers to conclude that acupuncture offers ‘a realistic’ treatment option for women who can’t, or don’t want to, use hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Menopausal symptoms are common, and […]

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Understanding cervical cancer and the importance of timely screening

The lower part of the womb or the Uterus is called the ‘cervix’, and cancer affecting this part is known as ‘cervical cancer’. As per the GLOBOCAN 2018 statistics, cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among Indian women. Almost 1,00,000 new cases of cervical cancer are detected in India every year. In observance […]

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Vitamin D may lower glucose levels and reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Other recent studies have shown a clear relationship between vitamin D and glycaemic control, suggesting that vitamin D increases insulin sensitivity and improves pancreatic beta-cell function. In this cross-sectional study involving 680 Brazilian women aged 35 to 74 years, […]

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Do you experience bleeding even after menopause? Get it checked immediately

That said, the study also reinforces the idea that postmenopausal bleeding should always be checked out by your doctor to rule out endometrial cancer, a cancer of the uterine lining, says Dr Ross Berkowitz, William H. Baker Professor of Gynecology at Harvard Medical School. This is because the study also found more than 90% of […]

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How optimism may offer protection against type 2 diabetes

New research suggests that optimism may have a protective effect against type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. A range of factors can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some of these factors -such as diet, physical activity, and weight – can be modified. Others, including ethnicity, genes, and age, cannot. Depressive symptoms, for […]

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Insomnia treatment may help ease depression during menopause, reveals study

Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don’t, a recent experiment suggests. Researchers recruited 117 menopausal women with insomnia for the study and randomly assigned them to three groups. One group received cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). Another group received a component of CBT […]

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Women’s health: Hot flashes can be triggered by other factors apart from menopause

Hot flashes are regarded as one of the common symptoms women experience as a part of menopause and perimenopause. However, this is not the only possible cause. In fact, they can actually occur at any age and even affect men. Excess body weight Have you gained a lot of weight recently? Experts suggest those with […]

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Menopause: Effective diet tips to help you ease your transition

There is no question that perimenopause and menopause mark a time of change and adaptation for the body. Moreover, the extent or severity of accompanying symptoms depends on a variety of factors ranging from genetics to lifestyle habits. Hot flashes, one of the most common symptoms linked to menopause, was believed to occur due to […]

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