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May 20, 2019

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Parental Life Span Predicts Daughters Living to 90 Without Chronic Disease or Disability

Researchers report that women whose mothers lived to at least age 90 were more likely to also live to 90, free of serious diseases and ... read more

Use of Cognitive Abilities to Care for Grandkids May Have Driven Evolution of Menopause

Instead of having more children, a grandmother may pass on her genes more successfully by using her cognitive abilities to directly or indirectly aid ... read more

Menstruation Doesn't Change How Your Brain Works -- Period

It has long been assumed that your period affects your brain's performance. A new study set out to determine whether changes in hormones during the menstrual cycle really do change how well brains ... read more

Estrogen Alters Memory Circuit Function in Women With Gene Variant

Fluctuations in estrogen triggered atypical functioning in a key brain memory circuit in women with a common version of a gene. Brain scans revealed altered circuit activity linked to changes in the ... read more
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Bacteria's Role in Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

A new finding shows that several species of bacteria reside in bladder tissue of postmenopausal women who experience recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs). The results represent the first ... read more

Low Cholesterol Linked to Higher Risk of Bleeding Stroke in Women

Lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke, with an ideal value below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). But can it be too low? A new study ... read more

Blocking Opioid Receptors Could Reduce Hormone-Therapy-Fueled Increases in Sugar Intake

Estradiol is a commonly prescribed estrogen therapy. Previous research has found that rats treated with the hormone experience an increase in sugar consumption. But according to new research, ... read more

Minimally Invasive Uterine Fibroid Treatment Safer and as Effective as Surgical Treatment

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) effectively treats uterine fibroids with fewer post-procedure complications compared to myomectomy, according to new research. Women who received this ... read more

Bisphosphonates Increasingly Prescribed to the Women Most Likely to Benefit

In recent years, women who start taking bisphosphonates (BPs) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fracture have trended from younger to older and from having osteopenia to having osteoporosis, ... read more

Does Pregnancy History Affect Cognitive Function?

Healthy cognitive aging is a public health priority, especially as the US population grows older. Until now, not much has been known about the link between pregnancy history and cognitive function in ... read more

Role of Estrogen in Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

The results of a recent study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes ... read more

Large Study Fails to Link Phthalates and Increased Breast Cancer Risk

In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to the plasticizing and ... read more

Vitamin D Could Lower the Risk of Developing Diabetes

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk ... read more

Your Personality Could Put You at Greater Risk for Developing Diabetes

It has been said that a good personality can help one succeed in life. But can it also guard against disease risk? A new study shows that positive personality traits, such as optimism, actually may ... read more

Mindfulness May Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Mindfulness may be associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that being mindful may be especially helpful for menopausal women struggling ... read more

Ultra-Sturdy Bones, With a Surprising Origin, Suggest New Osteoporosis Approach

A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women's bone density, according to new research. Researchers showed that blocking a particular set of signals ... read more

HRT Tablets Associated With Increased Risk of Blood Clots

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) tablets are associated with a higher risk of rare but serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE), finds a large ... read more

Hormone Therapy May Be Best Defense Against Knee Osteoarthritis

There is an ongoing debate regarding the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hormone therapy (HT), with small-scale studies providing mixed results. A new large-scale study from Korea shows ... read more

Persistent Hot Flashes May Lead to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Studies examining the association between vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and breast cancer are not new, but results have been inconsistent. A new larger-scale study concludes that women participating in ... read more

Hysterectomy Linked to Memory Deficit in an Animal Model

The non-pregnant uterus is commonly assumed to be an unimportant organ. One third of American women have a hysterectomy by age 60, often before natural menopause. Researchers have found an animal ... read more

Insufficient Nutrition During Fetal Development May Lead to Early Menopause

Previous studies have demonstrated that fetal malnutrition can lead to adult chronic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. A new study out of China now suggests that it also ... read more

Sex-Specific Effects of DHEA on Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition

Women 55 and older have an increased risk of bone and muscle loss but therapy with the hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women, ... read more

Older Women Who Suffer Tooth Loss More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure

A study indicates that postmenopausal women who experience tooth loss are at higher risk of developing high blood ... read more

Why Older Women Are Less Healthy Than Older Men

Genes that act late in life could explain why women have poorer health than men in older age, according to new ... read more

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