Frequent hot flashes may be linked to increased heart disease risk
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  May 10, 2017  
  Menopause  
  The latest menopause news from News Medical  
 Frequent hot flashes may be linked to increased heart disease riskFrequent hot flashes may be linked to increased heart disease risk
 
Hot flashes, one of the most common symptoms of menopause, have already been shown to interfere with a woman's overall quality of life.
 
 
 Study shows moderate-severe hot flashes as risk factor for depressionStudy shows moderate-severe hot flashes as risk factor for depression
 
A new study of more than 2,000 perimenopausal and menopausal women showed that moderate-severe vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes or night sweats) were an independent and significant risk factor for moderate-severe depression.
 
   Use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing lossUse of postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss
 
Hearing loss afflicts approximately 48 million Americans and the number is expected to increase as the population ages.
 
   Scientists uncover thousands of human genes that are expressed differently in the two sexesScientists uncover thousands of human genes that are expressed differently in the two sexes
 
Men and women differ in obvious and less obvious ways -- for example, in the prevalence of certain diseases or reactions to drugs. How are these connected to one's sex? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers recently uncovered thousands of human genes that are expressed -- copied out to make proteins -- differently in the two sexes.
 
 Causes of Nocturnal Awakenings
 
Causes of Nocturnal AwakeningsInsomnia is a very common sleep disorder, and presents in various types. However, sleep maintenance insomnia (SMI) is the most frequent complaint. Both the cause of awakening and the difficulty in returning to sleep are important in precipitating episodes of nocturnal sleep disturbances
 
 
 Vaginal Flora
 
Vaginal FloraA healthy vaginal flora protects the body against urogenital infections. It is made up of many different types of bacteria, the predominant bacteria being lactobacilli. These beneficial or “good” bacteria play a key role in defending against infection.