First Global Tool Developed To Predict And Treat Menopause

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First Global Tool Developed To Predict And Treat Menopause

Professor Susan Davis and colleagues from the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University in Australia have developed the first simple tool that can predict the onset of menopause and recommend treatment for symptoms based on the person, the country they live in, and the availability of treatments locally. The Practitioner Toolkit for Managing  Menopause. It was presented in the July 6, 2014, edition of the journal Climacteric.

Should Pelvic Exams Be Skipped?

The guideline published last Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine was based on a review of 52 studies that found no evidence that pelvic exams helped detect serious health problems like ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, or vaginal infections early enough to save a woman’s life or preserve fertility. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, responded to the new guideline by saying that it stands by its own guideline issued last year, which recommends an annual pelvic exam for women 21 or older.

What You Eat May Affect Your Body’s Internal Biological Clock

Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behavior and biology. Researchers provide new insights into how adjusting the clock through dietary manipulation may help patients with various conditions and show that insulin may be involved in resetting the clock.

After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

  • I am flummoxed by the pelvic exam findings and have to believe that more exams are better than fewer, even if the data don’t think so.

    • Ellen Dolgen

      I agree, Carol! I am not eliminating my yearly pelvic or breast exam!