Menopause

Cognitive performance and severity of menopausal symptoms

January 28, 2022

Women with severe menopausal symptoms are likely to experience significantly greater cognitive decline than their counterparts with mild menopausal symptoms, according to a cross-sectional study in the journal Menopause.

Are race, ethnicity, and menopausal status associated with GI symptoms?

January 06, 2022

Being Non-Hispanic (N-H) Asian is a significant influencing factor for the number of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and the severity scores of GI symptoms, according to a study of 4 major racial/ethnic groups of midlife women in the United States.

Menstrual cycle length affects future vascular health

December 28, 2021

According to a recent study, women who experience stable menstrual cycles during the menopause transition have a significantly higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk later in life than those who have a late increase in cycle length.

Premenopausal ovaries removal and subsequent cognitive performance

December 14, 2021

A study in JAMA Network Open has concluded that women who undergo bilateral oophorectomy before menopause are significantly more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment and poorer performance on cognitive tests about 30 years later compared to women who do not have the procedure.

Laser for postmenopausal vaginal symptoms

December 02, 2021

For women with postmenopausal vaginal symptoms, fractional carbon dioxide laser versus sham treatment fails to significantly improve vaginal symptoms after 12 months, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial in JAMA.

Midlife vision impairment and depressive symptoms

December 02, 2021

Midlife women with early-stage vision impairment are significantly more likely to develop depressive symptoms, according to a study in the journal Menopause, which used data from the Michigan site of the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN).