Severe hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea
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  November 9, 2017  
  Menopause  
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 Severe hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apneaSevere hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea
 
Many menopausal women complain about poor sleep. Should the problem be blamed simply on menopause or on a more serious underlying sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? What, if any, is the connection between hot flashes, which can also lead to cardiovascular risk, and OSA? New study results being published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society, examine that relationship.
 
 
 Hot flashes, night sweats in middle-aged women may be linked to high risk of obstructive sleep apneaHot flashes, night sweats in middle-aged women may be linked to high risk of obstructive sleep apnea
 
In a new study published today in Menopause, researchers have found that the hot flashes and night sweats faced by upward of 80 percent of middle-aged women may be linked to an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea.
 
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Menopausal hormone therapy may shield women from stress' negative effects on some types of memory, according to a small-scale study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
 
   Pre-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer unnecessarily excluded from clinical trialsPre-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer unnecessarily excluded from clinical trials
 
Pre-menopausal women with the most common type of advanced breast cancer are usually excluded from medical research unnecessarily, according to an expert panel at the Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference.
 
 Broken Heart/Takotsubo Syndrome Causes
 
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 Research sheds light on how bones affect appetite and metabolism
 
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 Women with ER-positive breast cancer face disease recurrence risk years after treatment ends
 
Women with ER-positive breast cancer face disease recurrence risk years after treatment endsEven 20 years after a diagnosis, women with a type of breast cancer fueled by estrogen still face a substantial risk of cancer returning or spreading, according to a new analysis from an international team of investigators published in the New England Journal of Medicine.