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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.

10/7 Women’s expected longevity linked to age at birth of last child

9/28 How hormone therapy slows progression of atherosclerosis

9/28 Could your menopause symptoms be hard on your heart?

9/28 How important is sex to women as they age?

9/28 Childhood and adult trauma create sleepless nights for midlife women

9/28 Study helps explain cognition decline after the menopause transition

9/28 Cannabis use for menopause symptom management

9/28 National nutrition expert to address need to manage chronic disease during virtual meeting

9/28 Advances in nonhormone therapies provide women with more options for managing hot flashes

9/28 New hormone therapies for hot flashes offer enhanced benefits and minimized risk

9/9  Women’s heart health linked to age at first menstrual period

8/31 NAMS releases the 2020 GSM position statement

8/19 High blood pressure during pregnancy associated with more bothersome menopause symptoms

8/12 Age, education, and surgical history affect hormone use after oophorectomy

8/5  Study suggests pregnancy and ovarian function are risk factors for coronary artery disease

7/29  Exposure to environmental chemicals may disrupt sleep during menopause

7/15  How much postmenopause weight gain can be blamed on weight-promoting medications?

7/1  New study finds that menopause increases risk of metabolic syndrome

7/1  New study confirms high prevalence of depression during the menopause transition

6/24 Use of continuous combined oral contraceptives demonstrates bone health benefits

6/10 Different hormone therapies affect brain function differently

5/26 Dairy consumption ineffective in preventing age-related bone loss or fractures

4/22 Socioeconomics, metabolic syndrome, and osteopenia in postmenopausal women

4/15 Does primary ovarian insufficiency affect your risks for obesity and diabetes?

3/18 Childhood adversity may play a role in executive function and mood after early removal of ovaries

Family history of heart disease makes premature removal of ovaries especially risky

2/26  Metabolic health and weight management key to minimizing diabetes risk

2/19  An apple a day might help keep bothersome menopause symptoms away

2/12  Prolonged use of hormone therapy may minimize muscle loss associated with aging

2/12  Postmenopause vitamin D deficiency with disc degeneration and lower back pain

2/5   Not all hormone therapy protects equally against heart disease in postmenopausal women

1/22  Hot flashes impair memory performance

1/22  Depression common during perimenopause not regularly assessed by providers

12/18  Getting a good night’s sleep complicated by menopause

11/15  Perimenopause often signals beginning of sexual dysfunction

11/6   Women with HIV at increased risk of early onset menopause

10/16  Hormone therapy associated with improved cognition

10/2    Laser therapy gains credibility as effective option for treating vaginal problems

9/24   More discussion needed about vulvovaginal health at well women visits

9/24   Simple lifestyle modifications key to preventing large percentage of breast cancer cases

9/24   Why do estradiol levels vary among women using hormone therapy?

9/24   Hormone therapy linked to decreased level of diabetes biomarkers

9/24   Vitamin D and fish oil show promise in prevention of cancer death and heart attacks

9/24   Menopausal night sweats linked with cognitive dysfunction

9/24   Microbes are a key marker of vaginal health during menopause

9/24   Sexual trauma common in postmenopausal women veterans

9/24   Lifestyle coaching proves effective in decreasing body fat and waist size

9/24   Hot flashes shown to be linked to increased risk of later cardiovascular disease events

9/24   Self-silencing may lead to increased risk of stroke

9/24   Child abuse associated with physiologically detected hot flashes

9/4     Psychiatric disorders may be linked to unnecessary oophorectomies

8/28   Waist size, not body mass index, may be more predictive of coronary artery disease

8/21   Family history of diabetes linked to increased bone mineral density

8/14   Is diabetes keeping you up at night?

7/31   Early onset menstruation associated with higher risk of Type 2 diabetes

7/15   Poor sleep quality and fatigue plague women with premature ovarian insufficiency

7/10   Why sex becomes less satisfying with age

6/18   Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease

6/12   Genetics play strong role in determining age of menopause and overall longevity

6/12   Vitamin D and estradiol help guard against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes

6/5    Weak upper and lower body physical performance associated with depression and anxiety

6/5    New study links childhood abuse with hot flash frequency

5/29  Cognitive behavior therapy shown to improve multiple menopause symptoms

4/17  Partner status influences sexual problems and self-efficacy in survivors of breast cancer

3/20  Does pregnancy history affect cognitive function?

3/6   Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain

1/30  Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes

1/23  Your personality could put you at greater risk for developing diabetes

1/9   Hormone therapy may be best defense against knee osteoarthritis

1/7   Misinterpretation of WHI results decreased use of hormones, even in women not at risk

1/3   Persistent hot flashes may lead to increased risk of breast cancer


12/18  New study demonstrates effectiveness and safety of vaginal estrogen

12/5   Insufficient nutrition during fetal development may lead to early menopause

11/14 Surgical menopause leads to increased sleep issues

11/14 Vaginal problems diminish quality of life but often go unreported

10/15 Early onset health risks associated with early onset of menopause and diabetes, along with effect on life

10/10 Getting relief from sexual dysfunction and incontinence caused by menopause

10/1   Interferential current offers solution to painful sex

10/1   Sexual harassment and assault take long-term toll on women’s health

9/28   Getting women in the mood for sex

9/27   Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes

9/26  Who needs genetic testing for breast cancer?

9/25   Taking control of stress and menopause symptoms

9/24   Options for making sex more enjoyable at any age

9/21   Time to rethink how we diagnose Alzheimer disease

9/20   Understanding why women may age slower than men

9/19   Shedding light on new treatment options for perimenopausal depression and sleep problems

9/19   Obesity and vitamin D deficiency may indicate greater risk for breast cancer

8/29   Chemotherapy may lead to early menopause in young women with lung cancer

7/18    Artery hardening and thickness not affected by stopping hormone therapy

7/11    Postmenopausal smokers now have one less excuse not to quit

6/20    Why isn’t anyone talking about vaginal dryness (or doing anything about it)?

5/30    Hormone therapy may lead to improved cognitive function

5/17    GSM consensus recommendations released

5/16    Exercise beats genetics in determining amount of body fat

5/9      Vaginal estradiol tablets outperform moisturizers when treating vulvovaginal problems

5/9      New study demonstrates toll of anxiety on bone health

4/11    Severity of menopause symptoms could help predict heart disease

3/7      Feeling anxious? Blame the size of your waistline!

2/21    New study suggests hormone therapy helps reduce curvature of the spine

2/14    Climb stairs to lower blood pressure and strengthen leg muscles

1/3      New study demonstrates increased risk of heart disease after hysterectomy

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

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