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2011-10-19 13:32:48

Women still have hot flushes and night sweats years after the menopause finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Hot flushes and night sweats (HF/NS) are the main physical signs of the menopause, however their prevalence, frequency, severity and duration vary considerably. The average age of the menopause in US and European women is 50-51 years and it is generally assumed that HF/NS last between 2 to 5 years. This study looked...

2011-09-06 12:37:02

Johns Hopkins researchers say data show aging alone, not hormonal impact of menopause, explains increasing number of deaths as women age Contradicting the long-held medical belief that the risk of cardiovascular death for women spikes sharply after menopause, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests instead that heart disease mortality rates in women progress at a constant rate as they age. The findings, published in BMJ, the British medical journal, could have implications for how...

2011-08-23 21:13:45

Studies from the University of Toronto's psychology department show that people who use more invasive anti-aging methods such as Botox injections or surgery are viewed more negatively than those who use milder techniques such as sun-avoidance and facial creams and younger adults are more negative about using anti-aging methods than older adults. "These results suggest that despite the rapid growth of the anti-aging cosmetic industry, age concealment has not yet become universally...

2011-08-08 19:55:31

Soy isoflavone tablets do not appear to be associated with a reduction in bone loss or menopausal symptoms in women within the first five years of menopause, according to a report in the August 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The beginning stages of menopause are often accompanied by rapid bone loss, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and sleep disturbances among other symptoms, according to background information in the article. "Estrogen therapy with...

2011-07-25 07:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNVI), a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of safe and effective treatments for women's health and cancer, announced today the successful completion of 13 weeks repeat dose animal toxicology studies with Menerba. "Prior to Phase 3 initiation we were required by FDA to complete two 13 weeks repeat dose animal toxicology studies," commented Dr. Isaac Cohen, chairman and chief executive...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.