Researchers conclude that what causes menopause is—wait for it—men
After decades of laboring under other theories that never seemed to add up, a team led by biologist Rama Singh has concluded that what causes menopause in women is men.
Menopause evolved to prevent competition between mother and daughter-in-law, researchers say
The menopause evolved, in part, to prevent competition between a mother and her new daughter-in-law, according to research published today in the journal Ecology Letters.
Study finds monkey mothers are key to sons' reproductive success
If you are a male human, nothing puts a damper on romantic success like having your mother in tow. If you are a male northern muriqui monkey, however, mom's presence may be your best bet to find and successfully ...
Integrative Way: Hope for menopausal symptoms
As many women know, the Women's Health Initiative Study from 2002 showed that estrogen was not the dream treatment for menopausal symptoms that we once thought it was; estrogen treatment after menopause, especially when combined ...
Study: Flaxseed doesn't reduce women's hot flashes
Women looking for a natural remedy for a common menopause problem have a disappointment: A new study has found that eating flaxseed does not curb hot flashes.
More support needed for women to beat menopause 'taboo' in the workplace
Working through the menopause presents a major challenge for millions of women as they struggle to deal with symptoms, according to new research.
Menopausal hot flashes may be a good sign for heart
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 ...
Hot flushes are linked with a significant reduction in breast cancer risk
Women who have experienced hot flushes and other symptoms of menopause may have a 50 percent lower risk of developing the most common forms of breast cancer than postmenopausal women who have never had such symptoms, according ...
Hormone therapy may prevent -- or contribute to -- dementia risk
Hormone therapy appears to affect the brain differently depending on the age of the woman when she receives it, researchers reported Thursday.
Genetic test to predict early menopause
The first research from the Breakthrough Generations Study could lead to a test to predict a woman's reproductive lifespan.
70 percent of women likely to experience sexual problems after breast cancer
A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine looked at whether women were more likely to experience sexual problems after breast cancer. The results showed that 70% of women were facing sexual function problems approx ...
Body mass index and thrombogenic factors in newly menopausal women
Although having a high body mass index (BMI) is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, researchers are only beginning to understand how BMI affects the physiological processes involved in the development of the disease. ...
Study finds positive change in menopausal experience
(PhysOrg.com) -- White women are becoming more optimistic about menopause, with many seeing it as an opportunity to rethink their lives and redefine themselves, a new University of Texas at Austin national study shows.
Researchers develop accurate way to predict the age when women will hit the menopause
Researchers have developed a way of accurately predicting when women will hit the menopause using a simple blood test. The average difference between the predicted age and the actual age that the women in their study reached ...