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Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Hot Flashes, Study Finds

By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, “sham” acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill. Interestingly, sham acupuncture came in second place for effectiveness, the researchers …

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Hot Flashes? Losing Weight May Help

iStockphoto By Denise Mann MONDAY, July 12 (Health.com) — Overweight women who experience hot flashes—the uncomfortable flushing and sweating spells that accompany menopause—may be able to cool those symptoms by losing weight, a new study suggests. “If you’re a woman who is overweight or obese, you can substantially improve your …

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Soy No Help for Bone Loss, Hot Flashes

Getty Images By Amanda Gardner MONDAY, August 8, 2011 (Health.com) — Middle-aged women searching for a safe alternative to hormone therapy to prevent bone loss and ease the symptoms of menopause are in for another letdown. The latest in a series of disappointing studies finds that soy supplements, an increasingly …

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5 Reasons Why Some Women Go Through Early Menopause

Maybe you wake up at night drenched in sweat. Or you’re struggling to concentrate, and oh yeah, your period has been MIA. These symptoms are enough to freak any woman out, even when she’s at the right age for menopause, the natural transition to infertility that most women experience around …

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How Secondhand Smoke Is Linked to Early Menopause and Infertility

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking and being exposed to secondhand smoke may trigger early menopause and infertility in women, a new study suggests. Other research has linked smoking with higher rates of infertility and perhaps earlier menopause. However, “secondhand smoke is less researched,” …

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Your Migraines Might Get Worse as You Approach Menopause

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For women who suffer migraines, the frequency of these debilitating headaches seems to increase as they approach menopause, a new study finds. “Changes in female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone that occur during the perimenopause might trigger increased headaches during this time,” said …

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This Laser Treatment Can Help With Dryness and Painful Sex

A question I’m often asked by my menopausal patients is whether other women experience vaginal dryness too. My answer is simple: “Yes, almost everyone.” I have been a practicing gynecologist in New York City for more than 20 years, and many of my original patients are now in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. …

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Got Hot Flashes? Acupuncture May Offer Major Relief, Study Finds

If you are struggling to deal with hot flashes, here is some good news: A new study suggests acupuncture might help you feel better. While the alternative medicine practice didn’t work for everyone, researchers from Wake Forest University found it was effective for many.  Almost 80% of women get hot flashes, night sweats, …

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