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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.

12/6    Study suggests hot flashes could be precursor to diabetes

11/15   Redefining obesity in postmenopausal women

11/8     Risk of cardiac and stroke death increases after discontinuing hormone therapy

11/1     New study links severe hot flashes with greater risk of obstructive sleep apnea

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

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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