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Press Releases


The North American Menopause Society periodically issues news releases, typically on EurekAlert and through our media list. Releases are also posted here, starting with the most recent.

2017
10/11   Traumatic events take toll on the heart

10/10   Once a lesbian always a lesbian, right? Or not?

10/9    How serious is postmenopausal bleeding?

10/6    Painful sex and bladder problems take toll on women’s libido during menopause

10/5    Confusion about long-term treatment of osteoporosis clarified

10/4    Despite effectiveness women remain skeptical of hormones and menopause—what is the problem?

10/3    Women can breathe sigh of relief when using vaginal estrogen to treat menopause symptoms

10/2    Transdermal estradiol shows promise in treating and preventing perimenopausal depression

9/29    Getting a good night’s sleep and feeling better could be all in your head

9/28    Hormone therapy may benefit migraine sufferers without increased risk of heart disease

9/27    Misperceptions from WHI prevent women from benefitting from hormone therapy

8/21    Study documents continued decline in use of hormone therapy by Canadian women

8/17    New study reassures women about the safety of vaginal estrogen

7/19    Why some women are more likely to feel depressed

6/26    New study links hot flashes with depression

6/20    NAMS 2017 position statement updates guidelines for hormone therapy use

6/14    Loss of estrogen a risk factor for disc degeneration and lower back pain

6/7      Higher alcohol consumption leads to greater loss of muscle tissue in postmenopausal women

5/31    Obesity can lead to more severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms

5/17    Study confirms benefits of fennel in reducing postmenopause symptoms

5/10    Older age at menopause and use of hormone therapy produce increased risk of hearing loss

4/12    Hot flashes could signal increased risk of heart disease

3/28    Vaginal estriol gel helps women recover after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse

2/22    Estrogen therapy shown effective in reducing tooth and gum diseases in postmenopausal women

2/15    Weight loss actually possible after menopause

2/1      Better sleep can lead to better sex

1/25    New study shows anxiety impairing quality of life for postmenopausal women

2016
12/7    New study identifies possible predictor for women’s longevity

11/28  Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer

11/9   Who has the better memory—men or women?

11/9   More women sexually active into old age

11/1   New study pinpoints timing for decline in sexual function over the menopause transition

11/1   New study confirms link between early menopause and higher risk of fracture

10/25 Low-dose estrogen therapy shown to be very effective on vasomotor symptoms

10/11 Can counting calories actually help women live longer and healthier?

9/26   Breast arterial calcifications could signal something more serious

9/19   Women's attitudes about sex change with age

9/19   Depression linked to increased risk of heart disease

9/19   Insomnia symptoms worsen throughout menopause transition

9/19   Women adapt to changes in sexual function with age

9/19   Disrupted sleep and heart disease in menopausal women

9/19   Women still don't understand why sex hurts after menopause

7/27   Too short or too long reproductive span increases risk of diabetes in postmenopausal women

7/13   Progression and timing of menopause symptoms over the menopause transition may be related 
          to demographic and psychosocial factors

7/6     NAMS urges public comment on USPSTF routine pelvic exams draft evidence review

 6/29  Aerobic Exercise Improves Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Postmenopausal 
          Women with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

3/30   Blood Clot Risk Lower for Estrogen-only, Transdermal, and Vaginal Estrogen at Menopause

 2/17  Physical Therapy Cuts Urine Leaks Dramatically for Women with Osteoporosis

 1/5    DHEA Improves Vaginal Discomfort After Menopause
          New phase III trial takes this estrogen alternative a step closer to approval

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