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  • Menopausal Hormone Therapy Shortages in Australia - Update 9 December 2020
    There has been a recent shortage of a number of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) preparations and some of these have now been or soon will be resolved: Oral MHT Femoston 1/10 – resolved Duavive – supply due to be resolved by April 2021 Angeliq - resolved  Transdermal Climara – resolved E... Read more.
  • Premature Menopause, Clonal Hematopoiesis, and Coronary Artery Disease in Postmenopausal Women
    Research investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital have found that women with premature menopause often exhibit certain blood cell changes that elevate their risk of developing coronary artery disease.  Results of the study, which included whole-genome sequencing of nearly 20k wom... Read more.
  • Cognition decline after the menopause transition
    Women often complain of being more forgetful during the transition from premenopause to perimenopause to postmenopause. Such declines in memory after menopause appear independent of chronologic age. A new study sought to identify whether mitochondrial function might be a determinant of cognition dur... Read more.
  • Importance of sex to women as they age
    Despite a common belief that women lose interest in sex as they age, a new study demonstrates that a significant percentage of women continue to rate sex as important throughout midlife. The study also identified those factors affecting which women continue to value sex most. Study results were to b... Read more.
  • Menopause symptoms and your heart
    Menopause is accompanied by numerous symptoms that can interfere with a woman's quality of life, but can they also cause health problems? A new study suggests that they can, with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in women who have two or more moderate to severe symptoms. Study results were... Read more.
  • Early Menopause Webinars – 3 Part Series
    Want to Know more about Early Menopause? Early menopause changes you. You physically have changed. You emotionally change. You psychologically change. Join a panel of leading experts and women with lived experience of early menopause with an opportunity to ask your questions. Click on lin... Read more.
  • Age, education, and surgical history affect hormone use after oophorectomy
    Removal of the ovaries before natural menopause (surgical menopause) often exacerbates menopause symptoms and places women at increased risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, and cognitive decline. A new study identified the frequency of hormone therapy (HT) use and factors that determine who is more... Read more.
  • Non-hormonal treatment for menopausal symptoms offers hope of relief
    A non-hormonal therapy to treat hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause was found to be effective in a recent clinical trial, according to a published study by a team of researchers including faculty from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Fezolinetant, an oral, non-hor... Read more.
  • iCARE Covid-19 International Survey 4
    For the past few months, people have been feeling the impacts of COVID-19 on their daily lives.  Help us understand those impacts and make a real change by completing and sharing our iCARE survey in your networks.Survey 4: mbmc-cmcm.ca/covid19We are releasing monthly version... Read more.
  • Australian study links early menstruation to increased menopause symptoms
    Early menstruation increases the likelihood of hot flushes and nights sweats decades later at menopause, according to a University of Queensland study. School of Public Health researchers analysed data from more than 18,000 middle aged women across the UK, USA and Australia, as part of the Life cou... Read more.
  • Shortage of Menopause Hormone Therapy Update - 24 June 2020
    Recently a number of menopause hormone therapy (MHT) products have been unavailable or in short supply.  Brand names including Climara, Angeliq and Duavive have been affected, and the TGA has advised that there are anticipated shortages of various doses of Estradot and Estalis Sequi until July ... Read more.
  • New insights into menopause and weight gain
    Can women in menopause get the benefits of hormone replacement therapy without the risks? A new UCLA study conducted with mice points in that direction, but additional research is necessary. Women commonly experience hot flashes and weight gain, among other changes, during and after menopause. Horm... Read more.
  • Socioeconomics, metabolic syndrome, and osteopenia in postmenopausal women
    The increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women has prompted multiple research studies to understand why. A new study from South Korea examined the association of socioeconomic status-related factors, unhealthy lifestyles, and diet-related factors with the coe... Read more.
  • What is new in hormone therapy?
    JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, NCMPNAMS Executive Director Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and GynecologyDivision Director of Midlife HealthThe University of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesville, Virginia Dr JoAnn Pinkerton discusses current hormone treatment guidelines for midlife women. Read more.
  • Executive function in women post-menopause
    Study underscores the importance of considering psychological state during medical procedures. Assessing adverse childhood experiences and current anxiety and depression symptoms may help ease cognitive distress in women who have undergone a surgical menopause for cancer risk-reduction, or RRSO, ac... Read more.
  • Not all hormone therapy protects equally against heart disease in postmenopausal women
    New study based on KEEPS data suggests that oral conjugated equine estrogens slow down adverse effects of heart fat deposition leading to atherosclerosis Hormone therapy has proven to slow down heart fat deposition and the progression of atherosclerosis, depending on the type of hormone therapy and... Read more.
  • Certain fruits and vegetables may result in fewer menopause symptom
    A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopause symptoms.  Although hormone therapy has been proven to be an acceptable method for treatment of menopause-relate... Read more.
  • The unmet needs of cancer patients regarding sexual health
    27 January, 2020 A comment on Climacteric Editor’s Choice "Sexual quality of life in men and women after cancer" by L. R. Schover Summary There is a global agreement about the fact that cancers and cancer therapies have a negative impact on the sexual health of men and women with preval... Read more.
  • Living in greener neighbourhoods may postpone the natural onset of menopause
    Lower stress and better mental health -- known benefits of green spaces -- could explain this finding Living near green spaces is associated with a wide variety of benefits, including a lower risk of obesity, improved attention capacity in children and slower physical decline in old age. Now, for t... Read more.
  • Risk Checker - 5 minute health questionnaire
    This 5-minute health questionnaire will assess your risk for: heart disease type 2 diabetes kidney disease We will also give you practical tips on how to lower your risks. This tool is NOT intended for people who are under 18 years or for women who are pregnant. Check risk here  &nbs... Read more.

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