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The role of diet in menopausal hot flushes

There’s been only preliminary research on the link between diet and hot flushes, but some nutrients show promise for this uncomfortable and surprisingly mysterious...

Study finds vaginal ring safe in late pregnancy and while breastfeeding

The monthly anti-retroviral vaginal ring can be safely used to prevent HIV infection during late pregnancy and while breastfeeding, research has found, and should...

No milestone gaps between IVF-conceived children and their peers, large study finds

In vitro fertilisation has been around long enough that researchers can now compare developmental and academic achievements between these children and their peers at...

Prevent ovarian cancer by removing fallopian tubes, urge experts

A top research group is urging more women, even those without genetic risks, to have their fallopian tubes removed under certain circumstances, acknowledging that...

Type of cervix-closure sutures not a factor in miscarriage – UK trial

For pregnant women who have their cervix stitched closed to reduce miscarriage risk, rates of pregnancy loss do not differ after receiving either of...

US analysis shows how diet can affect period pain severity

A recent review has revealed that period pain and discomfort can be reduced by avoiding certain foods and incorporating others into the diet. The latest...

Tin in permanent contraception implants most likely behind side effects – French study

Tin in the Essure implants, which arrived on the market in 2002 as permanent contraception for women older than age 45 years with children,...

Vibrators: From sex toys to medical devices

The stigma around vibrators should be removed and they should no longer be viewed merely as sexual objects, writes MedPage Today. A review of...

Antibiotics may increase, not reduce, risk of further UTIs – Harvard/MIT/Washington study

Women who get recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be caught in a vicious cycle in which antibiotics given to eradicate one infection predispose...

HRT should be given earlier as menopause ‘reshapes the brainʼ – Nature Scientific Reports

Hormone replacement therapy should be seen as a “protective” measure for peri-menopausal women to halt “rewiring” of the brain and should be prescribed earlier,...

ALTAR trial supports antibiotic alternative for recurrent urinary tract infections

The results of the ALATAR randomised clinical trial in the UK suggest a non-antibiotic antiseptic treatment may be as good as antibiotics for preventing...

HRT not linked to increased risk of dementia — Largest study yet

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not linked to an increased risk of developing dementia, according to the largest study of its kind, in the British...

New estimates of breast cancer risks associated with HRT

A study published by The BMJ provides new estimates of the increased risks of breast cancer associated with use of different hormone replacement therapy...

Irregular and long menstrual cycles linked to greater risk of early death

Irregular and long menstrual cycles in adolescence and adulthood are associated with a greater risk of early death (before age 70), finds a study...

Antibiotic use with hormonal contraception linked to 7x higher risk of unwanted pregnancy

The combined use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and hormonal birth control was associated with a higher risk of unintended pregnancy, MedPageToday reports researchers found. Individuals...

Microbiome therapy reduces recurrent bacterial vaginosis in trial

A product containing healthy vaginal bacteria has proved effective against recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV), an extremely common vaginal infection that is associated with preterm...

Starting oestradiol therapy soon after menopause may slow atherosclerosis

Taking oestradiol within six years after the onset of menopause may help prevent atherosclerosis, plaque build-up in artery walls, from progressing; however, starting oestradiol...

Hot flashes may impair memory performance

If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. A study by...

More frequent sex reduces early risk of early menopause

Women who engage in sexual activity weekly or monthly have a lower risk of entering menopause early relative to those who report having some...

Hormone therapy associated with improved cognition

Oestrogen has a significant role in overall brain health and cognitive function. That's why so many studies focused on the prevention of cognitive decline...

Early menopause and risk of cardiovascular disease

Women who reach menopause before the age of 50 have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to researchers from The University of...

Vaccine for genital chlamydia shown to be safe and effective

The first ever early clinical trial for a vaccine for genital chlamydia has shown it to be safe and effective at provoking an immune...

HPV vaccination dramatically reduces risk of cervical disease

Routine vaccination of girls aged 12 or 13 years with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in...

New way to prevent and treat chlamydia

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in...

'Watchful waiting' rather than surgery for benign ovarian cysts

'Watchful waiting' rather than removal is suitable for most women diagnosed with non-cancerous ovarian cysts, avoiding potential surgical complications, found a two-year study following 1919...

Pregnancy before 29 helps decrease later breast cancer risk

A large study points to the protective effect of pregnancy on breast cancer risk arising precisely at the 34th pregnancy week, but additional protection...

Many more mesh sling insertions should be reversed

Many more women than initially estimated who received vaginal mesh implants to treat incontinence will need the procedure reversed, a large study from the London...

Abuse in childhood increases later endometriosis risk

A large prospective study has found that sexual and physical abuse in childhood and adolescence is associated with a greater risk of endometriosis diagnosed...

HPV test better than Pap smear at detecting precancerous changes

A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear, according to a large clinical trial....

Greater risk of toxic shock syndrome from menstrual cups

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) has long-been associated with tampon use, but a study claims that menstrual cups could pose an even greater risk. The...

Worrying connection between feminine hygiene products and infection

A Canadian study found that women who use vaginal hygiene products are three times more likely to experience some type of infection. Vaginal hygiene products...

Expensive menopause treatments no better than placebo

Neither prescribed estradiol tablet nor over-the-counter moisturiser provides additional benefit over placebo tablet and gel in reducing post-menopausal vulvovaginal symptoms. Nearly half of post-menopausal women...

No link between hormonal birth control and depression

A US meta-analysis found no evidence to support a link between hormonal birth control and depression. Women face several options when it comes to birth...

Menopausal HRT linked to healthier heart

Women who use menopausal hormone therapy (HRT) appear to have a heart structure and function that is linked to a lower risk of heart...

Increased health risks with hysterectomy alone

Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. "This is...

No increased risk of stroke with early post-menopausal hormone therapy

Post-menopausal hormone therapy is not associated with increased risk of stroke, provided that it is started early, according to a report from Karolinska Institutet...

HPV vaccine lowers the need for cervical screens

Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, a UK study has...

Increased cardiac and stroke death risk in the first year after discontinuation of HT

Discontinuation of postmenopausal Hormone therapy (HT) may be associated with increased risk of cardiac and stroke death in the first post-treatment year. Hormone therapy (HT)...

IUDs may cut cervical cancer risk by a third — US systematic review

Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer in women...

Education needed regarding efficacy of HRT for most women

Women today have more options than ever before for treating their menopause symptoms, although hormone therapy still ranks as the most effective treatment for...