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New Study Questions the Effectiveness of the “Female Viagra” Addyi/Flibanserin

It’s been six months since the Food & Drug Administration gave its blessing to the marketing of Addyi, or Flibanserin, a prescription treatment for sexual dysfunction (low libido)  in premenopausal women. There seems to be a lot of controversy among medical professionals about the effectiveness of this new drug. According to a new study published in February …

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Important New Information On Vaginal Estrogen in Women with a History of Estrogen-Dependent Breast Cancer

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in a new Committee Opinion, “The Use of Vaginal Estrogen in Women with a History of Estrogen-Dependent Breast Cancer,” outlines the options and treatments for female-specific survivorship issues. One particular challenge for providers to understand and address are vaginal symptoms of menopause, whether naturally occurring or treatment-induced. …

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Aerobic Exercise Can Help Reduce Menopause Hot Flashes

Researchers found that women who were sedentary, meaning they exercised fewer than three times a week, were 28% more likely to report having severe menopause symptoms than those who exercised more. Not surprisingly, sedentary women were also 52% more likely to be obese researchers report in an article published online January 19 in Menopause. Juan E. Blümel, MD, PhD, from the University …

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Study Confirms That Migraines Worsen As Women Approach Menopause

Migraine headaches heat up as women approach menopause, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vedanta Research. About 12 percent of Americans get migraines, and women get them three times more often than men, the researchers said. “Women have been …

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At Menopause, Weight, Exercise, Education, Income Play Big Roles in Metabolic Risks

A large study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society underscores the degree to which low socioeconomically situated women are more prone to disease than women with the luxury of finding themselves both with greater educational and economic opportunities. Educational and economic disparity places a huge burden on the health of so many …

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