Menopause is not a disease. Experts call for new narrative
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(Pallabi Munsi/ Tucson) — Women are not a monolith, their experiences of menopause are not all negative, and this stage of life should not be medicalized, argue an international group of experts.

In an analysis piece published in the British Medical Journal on Wednesday, obstetrician Martha Hickey of the

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Menopause: Experts demystify mystical interpretation link to depression
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(Olasunkanmi Akoni/ Vanguard) — Experts in social relationships and medicines have observed that many cases of depression and sicknesses linked to mystical interpretations were symptoms of menopause.

The experts in a joint media parley aimed at demystifying the myth behind some sicknesses and symptoms which have   …

Early menopause may raise risk of dementia later in life
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(Science Daily) — Compared with women who enter menopause around age 50, women who experience very early menopause (before the age of 40) were found to be 35% more likely to develop some type of dementia later in life, according to a large study of women living in the United Kingdom.

Women who entered menopause before age 45  …

Dementia linked to premature menopause for women, study says
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(Sandee LaMotte/CNN) — Entering menopause before age 40 is linked to a 35% higher risk of developing dementia later in life, a preliminary study finds.

Premature menopause, as it is called, occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop creating hormones and the menstrual cycle ends by age 40. That’s about a dozen years  …