TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- Researchers report that stimulating particular brain cells triggers hot flashes in mice -- a discovery they hope will lead to better therapies for women going through menopause.
Humans also have these brain cells, known as Kiss1 neurons, and the new study suggests they perform similar functions in humans, according to the University of Washington researchers.
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- Older women who carry genes that make them prone to obesity may take comfort in new findings that suggest exercise can counter that risk.
For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 8,200 women, aged 70 to 79, of European ancestry. The investigators found that genetic influences on body mass index (an estimate of body fat based on weight and height) were strongest in inactive women and weakest in those with high levels of physical activity.
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- A "well" visit to her ob-gyn can benefit a woman's heart, two leading U.S. medical groups say.
"As the leading health care providers for women, ob-gyns provide care that goes far beyond reproductive health and are in a unique position to screen, counsel and educate patients on heart health," said Dr. Haywood Brown, immediate past president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.