Archive for the 'Menopause'

Evaluating safety, effects of vaginal testosterone cream, estradiol vaginal ring

While aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are a preferred therapy for postmenopausal women who have hormone receptor-positive early-stage breast cancer, the vaginal dryness and decreased sex drive that may...

Experts recommend assessing individual benefits, risks of menopausal therapies

The Endocrine Society has issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on identifying women who are candidates for treatment of menopausal symptoms and selecting the best treatment options for each...

Maintaining healthy DNA delays menopause

An international study of nearly 70,000 women has identified more than forty regions of the human genome that are involved in governing at what age a woman goes through the menopause.

Prevention of prolapse in women after menopause not helped by saving ovaries

Removing ovaries at hysterectomy does not increase a woman's risk of pelvic organ prolapse after menopause. In fact, removing ovaries lowers the risk of prolapse.

For the first time, proof of what HRT does to genes involved in breast cancer

New research has found that the type of HRT a woman takes, and the way it is taken, can have a significantly different effect on genes associated with breast cancer.