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2012-07-10 15:35:35

The Menopause Map, an online tool, helps women navigate treatment options The Endocrine Society commissioned Lake Research Partners to conduct a national survey of 424 internal medicine, family practice and OB/GYN physicians about their attitudes and experiences related to treating menopausal symptoms. According to the survey, physicians say the primary barrier to women receiving hormone therapy is patients' fears about the risks and their unwillingness to discuss the option. This new...

menopause, hot flashes, exercise
2012-06-28 11:27:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Increased energy and a fit body are just a few of the benefits of exercising. Scientists identified another advantage of working out for women. Researchers recently discovered that, for menopausal women who exercise, they experience fewer hot flashes in the 24 hours after physical activity. Steriani Elavsky, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Penn State, and colleagues conducted the study. The findings showed that women...

2012-06-25 21:00:21

The hot flashes and night sweats that most women experience early in menopause are not linked to increased levels of cardiovascular disease risk markers unless the symptoms persist or start many years after menopause begins. These new study results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "Our study provides reassurance that the common experience of menopausal symptoms in early menopause is not associated with increases in blood pressure or...

2012-06-23 23:00:03

Novel medical iPad and iPhone App, BioDesk makes it easy and fast tracking hormonal and menopausal symptoms to help patients' convey to their physician how they feel. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 New medical iPad and iPhone app, BioDesk makes it easy and fast tracking menopausal and hormonal patient symptoms so their physician to help them feel better. Through these first of their kind, patient symptoms apps, women and men on or contemplating hormonal therapy will track and have the...

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2012-06-02 07:20:53

A new study, published in a recent edition of the journal Menopause, has discovered that combining massage with aromatherapy can be an effective way in reducing the symptoms of menopause. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and is included in the April 30 of the journal, looked at treatments received by 90 women who entered a "menopausal clinic" at a women's hospital in the Iranian capital, Reuters reporter Amy Norton wrote on Friday....

2012-05-03 14:00:12

New study shows smokers with variants in specific genes at greater risk for hot flashes Women who smoke and carry specific variations in the genes that impact their metabolism are at higher risk of developing hot flashes in comparison with smokers who do not carry these gene variants, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). Previous studies have shown that smoking is associated with earlier...

2012-04-25 09:49:13

Women who go through the menopause early are nearly twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis in later life, suggests new research published today (25 April) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The Swedish study looked at the long-term effects of early menopause on mortality, risk of fragility fracture and osteoporosis. In 1977, 390 white north European women aged 48 were recruited in the Malmo Perimenopausal Study, an observational study where women were...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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