A new study reports the effects of hormone therapy on a woman's memory and mental skills is negligible, regardless of how soon it is given to postmenopaual women.
Researchers are testing a new drug, which can be used as an alternative to estrogen therapy for menopausal women. Early data shows the drug significantly reduced the total number of weekly hot flashes in women by 73% and was well tolerated by those who took it.
Certain reproductive events, such as early menstruation, early menopause, and hysterectomy were linked to an increased risk of a woman developing dementia later in life. Women who experienced pregnancy or who entered into menopause later were at a lower risk for dementia.
Women who have experienced physical, sexual, or financial abuse face worse menopause symptoms and poorer well-being two decades later.
Women who experience menopause before the age of 40 are significantly more likely to develop dementia later in life than women who began menopause aged 50 or older.
Poor quality sleep can lead to sexual dysfunction in women, a new study reports.
Vasomotor symptoms, including hot flashes in postmenopausal women, may contribute to memory performance problems. Neuroimaging reveals hot flashes caused alterations in brain function during memory encoding and retrieval tasks, specifically within the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.
A new study reports postmenopausal women who had their last child after the age of 35 or used hormonal contraceptives for more than 10 years tend to perform better on cognitive tests.
A new study reveals women experience a decline in sexual function 20 months before and one year following their last menstrual cycle.
Mouse study identifies specific neurons and a signaling pathway to regions of the hindbrain that mediate sexual reproductive activity and physical activity that appear to influence activity behaviors during ovulation. The findings may provide valuable insights into how estrogen loss during menopause disrupts this activity.
Researchers report estrogen and progesterone can affect memory and problem solving.