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June 26, 2022

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Chemical Commonly Found in Consumer Products May Disrupt a Hormone Needed for Healthy Pregnancy

Exposure to phthalates -- a group of chemicals found in everything from plastics to personal care products to electronics -- may disrupt an important ...

Researchers Reveal Scale of Prevalence of a Condition That Can Cause Type 2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Scientists are calling for changes to healthcare policy following research which has shown for the first time the scale of the impact of a condition ...

A 'Cousin' of Viagra Reduces Obesity by Stimulating Cells to Burn Fat

Researchers have found that a drug first developed to treat Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and sickle cell disease reduces obesity and fatty liver in mice and improves their heart function -- ...

New Genes Linked to Longer Reproductive Lifespan in Women

Scientists have identified nearly 300 gene variations that influence reproductive lifespan in women. Additionally, in mice, they have successfully manipulated several key genes associated with these ...
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Study Finds Infertility History Linked With Increased Risk of Heart Failure

A woman's reproductive history can help predict her future risk of heart ...

Carbs, Sugary Foods May Influence Poor Oral Health

New research on postmenopausal women identifies associations between commonly eaten foods and the diversity and composition of oral ...

Levels of a Certain Hormone Could Predict or Detect Bone Loss in Premenopausal Women

Physicians may be able to determine if menopause-related bone loss is already in progress or about to begin by measuring the level of a hormone called anti-Mullerian hormone that declines as women ...

Early Menopause May Raise Risk of Dementia Later in Life

Compared with women who enter menopause around age 50, women who experience very early menopause (before the age of 40) were found to be 35% more likely to develop some type of dementia later in ...

Obesity May Lead to a Decline in Lung Function in Premenopausal and Postmenopausal Women

Obesity has been linked to a wide array of health problems. A new study suggests that abdominal obesity as measured by body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, may result in a greater risk of ...

Can Eating Alone Be Bad for Your Heart?

As women age, their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) exceeds men's largely because of decreased levels of estrogen that regulate vascular function. As a result, much research is focused on ...

Bone Mineral Density Decreases Less Than Expected After Menopause

Bone mineral density at the femoral neck bone in postmenopausal women decreased by an average of 10% during a 25-year follow-up, according to a new study. Being the world's hitherto longest ...

New Study Suggests That Breastfeeding May Help Prevent Cognitive Decline

A new study has found that women over the age of 50 who had breastfed their babies performed better on cognitive tests compared to women who had never breastfed. The findings suggest that ...

Guidance on Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening for Women With Dense Breast Tissue

Researchers have made recommendations for clinicians and patients regarding supplemental screening for women with dense breast ...

Changes in Menstrual Cycle Length Before Menopause May Predict Risk of Heart Disease

As women near menopause, their menstrual cycle length often becomes longer. The timing of these changes could provide clues about a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according ...

Study Shows Hormone Therapy Not Associated With an Increased Risk of Developing Dementia

New research shows that the use of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT -- also known as hormone replacement therapy, HRT) is not linked to an increased risk of developing ...

Call for Healthcare Leaders to Ensure Women and Girls Have Access to Safe and Affordable Menstrual Products and Health

A new commentary reinforces the need to engage the public in understanding the importance of menstrual health. This includes sufficient funding and more research to educate young people, their ...

Breakthrough in Understanding Genesis of Fibroids

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the genesis of uterine leiomyomas, also called ...

Postmenopausal Women Can Dance Their Way to Better Health

Women often struggle with managing their weight and other health risk factors, such as high cholesterol, once they transition through menopause. A new study suggests that dancing may effectively ...

Cognitive Decline May Help Predict Future Fracture Risk in Women

A 16-year study has revealed a link between cognitive decline, bone loss and fracture risk in ...

A Step Toward Advancing Precision Hormone Therapies to Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

When it comes to post-menopausal hormone therapy, the type, route and duration all play a role in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative ...

Starting the Day Off With Chocolate Could Have Unexpected Benefits

A new study of postmenopausal women has found that eating a concentrated amount of chocolate during a narrow window of time in the morning may help the body burn fat and decrease blood sugar ...

One Bone Fracture Increases Risk for Subsequent Breaks in Postmenopausal Women

Current guidelines for managing osteoporosis specifically call out hip or spine fractures for increasing the risk for subsequent bone breaks. But a new study suggests that fractures in the arm, ...

Study Indicates Longer Reproductive Life Span Experienced by U.S. Women

Previous research has shown a link between the duration of a woman's reproductive life span and her overall metabolic health. By analyzing data from successive surveys spanning the 1959-1962 ...

Experimental Treatment Offers Hope of Fertility for Early Menopausal Women

Menopause typically signals the end of a woman's ability to become pregnant. However, in a small new study, a novel approach of administering platelet-rich plasma and gonadotropins near the ...

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