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2014-05-28 08:33:04

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Night sweats menopause are among the first physical signs of menopause. These can begin when a woman enters her late 30s or early 40s and usually continue throughout the transition. A recent study indicates that night sweats can even continue after menopause, or the final period, has occurred. Natural supplements can help alleviate night sweats and help women sleep more comfortably. This study evaluated more than 10,000...

2014-01-28 12:28:59

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealing with menopause symptoms often includes taking a proactive approach to symptoms. Researchers have determined that women are often at a reduced risk of suffering from severe menopause symptoms if they are practicing healthy lifestyle habits. However, a positive lifestyle may not be enough. Because menopause symptoms are associated with hormonal fluctuations and changes, women may need additional support to ease hot flashes...

2013-11-13 13:29:10

Hormones at menopause can help with sleep, memory, and more, but only when a woman also has hot flashes, find researchers at Helsinki University in Finland. Their study was published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). NAMS and 14 other leading women's health organizations agree that hormone therapy is acceptable at menopause for most women who are bothered by moderate to severe menopause symptoms. For women who aren't bothered by moderate...

2011-03-02 09:10:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The dreaded hot flash, experienced by three out four women during menopause, is believed to have an upside. New research suggests that women who suffer from hot flashes and night sweats may be at lower risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and death. "While they are certainly bothersome, hot flashes may not be all bad," Emily Szmuilowicz, MD, endocrinologist at Northwestern Medicine and lead author of the study, was quoted saying. "Our research found that...

2011-02-24 15:00:00

Study finds women who suffer from hot flashes when they begin menopause are at lower risk for cardiovascular events CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You are enjoying a night out with friends when it starts; first you feel flush, then a sensation of warmth crawls down your body. Soon you begin perspiring and you feel as if everyone around you can tell what is happening - another hot flash. An estimated three out of four women experience hot flashes associated with...

2009-12-14 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When a woman starts going through menopause, her entire life can change without warning. Menopause symptoms can cause undesirable reactions in the body that runs the gamut from hot flashes and weight gain to mood swings, sleeplessness and irritability. These menopause signs cause women to feel different as well as look different, since skin's elasticity and overall vitality decrease dramatically with the onset of these menopause symptoms. In lieu of...

2009-11-30 13:11:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Menopause - it's an unavoidable part of aging as a woman, and brings with it a host of uncomfortable symptoms that negatively impact quality of life. Hot flashes, poor sleep, mood swings, weight gain, night sweats and lethargy are just some of the life-altering symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. What's worse, menopause signs and symptoms can show up a full ten years before actual menopause occurs (perimenopause), and can last for another five years...

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2008-04-16 13:50:00

Sleep disruption is the most common and severe symptom reported by middle-aged women when their periods change and they start moving into the menopause, according to a study in the April issue of the UK-based Journal of Clinical Nursing.Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, USA, spoke to 110 women entering the menopause "“ when periods can become lighter or heavier and occur at longer or shorter intervals. Their average age was 49 and they had all experienced...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'