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Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause happens because the woman's ovary stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Melatonin promises to help reduce bone loss in space flight

Melatonin promises to help reduce bone loss in space flight

Presence of XX sex chromosomes increases risk of heart attacks and coronary artery disease

Presence of XX sex chromosomes increases risk of heart attacks and coronary artery disease

A single cholesterol-derived molecule promotes adiposity

A single cholesterol-derived molecule promotes adiposity

Abdominal fat, not BMI, may help better predict risk for coronary artery disease

Abdominal fat, not BMI, may help better predict risk for coronary artery disease

Study shows link between family history of diabetes and increased bone mineral density

Study shows link between family history of diabetes and increased bone mineral density

Women with diabetes at greater risk for sleep disturbances

Women with diabetes at greater risk for sleep disturbances

Management of ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 gene mutations

Management of ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 gene mutations

Researchers identify gene mutation combo linked to endometrial cancer

Researchers identify gene mutation combo linked to endometrial cancer

Appendicular muscle mass can be effective strategy for predicting longevity in older people

Appendicular muscle mass can be effective strategy for predicting longevity in older people

Women who begin menstruating at earlier age likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Women who begin menstruating at earlier age likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Low estrogen causes muscle loss in women after menopause

Low estrogen causes muscle loss in women after menopause

Researchers aim to find new treatments for endometriosis patients

Researchers aim to find new treatments for endometriosis patients

Women's greater immune response to flu vaccine declines with age

Women's greater immune response to flu vaccine declines with age

Sleep quality and fatigue among women with premature ovarian insufficiency

Sleep quality and fatigue among women with premature ovarian insufficiency

Study identifies psychosocial factors that affect sexual satisfaction in postmenopausal women

Study identifies psychosocial factors that affect sexual satisfaction in postmenopausal women

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Postmenopausal women who are "apple" shaped have greater risk of heart problems

Postmenopausal women who are "apple" shaped have greater risk of heart problems

Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at greater risk for developing heart disease

Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at greater risk for developing heart disease

Study confirms role of genetics in determining menopause age and familial longevity

Study confirms role of genetics in determining menopause age and familial longevity

Vitamin D and estrogen can prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in women

Vitamin D and estrogen can prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in women