Menopausal depression is not being effectively treated, women and doctors say
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(Mary Lloyd/ ABC News) — For ten years, Jo Caminiti suffered a range of symptoms she could not get diagnosed.

Her joints ached. She was constantly stiff. Exhaustion followed her everywhere. Her sleep was interrupted.

But worst of all, her mood was low; very low.

It happened gradually until she felt she had no option but to   …

12 ways to beat menopausal belly fat
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(Cathy Garrard/ Everyday Health) — Weight gain may feel like it’s inevitable once you’ve entered your fourth decade, but the truth is, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Natural hormonal changes mean you may experience symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings, but you shouldn’t  …

Far more women develop Alzheimer’s disease than men. Here’s perhaps why
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(John Anderer/ Study Finds) — Far more women are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease than men. In fact, close to two-thirds of the over five million Americans living with the most common form of dementia are female. The reasons behind this gender disparity are still unknown, but one prominent theory states women exhibit  …

What are the signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women?
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(Megan Soliman/ Healthline) — A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart is blocked. This can cause a variety of symptoms, which may develop suddenly or gradually over hours, days, or weeks.

According to The Heart Foundation, while chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack, it doesn’t  …

Music has benefits for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers
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(Zachary Swegger/ Futurity) — The room transformed as an older woman danced around the skilled nursing care unit to rock ‘n’ roll hits from her youth. Her husband later took her hands and joined her in a two-step tour of the space. First-year Penn State College of Medicine medical student John Bufalini watched in awe as the  …

Women choosing to have kids later in life stigmatized by medical guidelines
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(The Canadian Press/ CTV News) — As more and more Canadian women choose to have children later in life, a recent study suggests that pregnant women aged 35 and older tend to be stigmatized by medical guidelines and public policies.

“There’s a lot of emphasis on biomedical risks,” said research co-author  …

During menopause, why do some women battle sexual dysfunction more than others?
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(Study Finds) — For women going through menopause, sexual dysfunction can be a common symptom. But some women experience the frustration of a fading libido far worse than others. Recent research published by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) may explain why.

Because each woman experiences menopause differently,  …

How a diet high in carotenoids can help women live longer, better
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(Nancy Schimelpfening/ Healthline) — Women tend to live longer than men but, paradoxically, tend to have more health issues as they age.

Scientists have speculated that it might be due to various factors, including hormonal and genetic differences between women and men.

However, new research from the University  …

Health mistakes no woman over 40 should make, experts warn
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(Heather Newgen/ Eat This, Not That) — We all live busy lives juggling careers, school, family and friends, but taking care of ourselves should be the top priority because without good health, we won’t have very productive lives.

After 40 our bodies start to change–we lose muscle mass, our metabolism slows down and  …

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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