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2023

Treating Menopausal Symptoms: An Expert Describes Pros, Cons

Treating Menopausal Symptoms: An Expert Describes Pros, ConsTUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- For women experiencing menopause symptoms with no sign of relief in sight, it doesn’t have to be this way.An expert in women’s health offers some suggestions for helping control symptoms during this time of life when menstrual cycles end."We sometimes hear the question, 'Do I need to treat hot flashes or night sweats?' and the answer for many may be, 'yes.' Because hot flashes and night sweats affect quality of life and productivity at work and at home for women," said Dr. Jewel Kling, chair of the division of women’s health at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.Other common symptoms include insomnia and mood changes.One treatment is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This typically includes estrogen plus progestogen, according to a Mayo...

U.S. Proposes to Make COVID Shot Annual, Much Like Flu Shot

23 January 2023
U.S. Proposes to Make COVID Shot Annual, Much Like Flu ShotMONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday asked its vaccine advisory panel to weigh a proposal to turn COVID vaccines into an annual shot for most Americans.Such a move would simplify future vaccination efforts, a critical point given the fact that efforts to get people to get COVID booster shots have fallen far short of expectations. While over 80% of Americans have had at least one dose of the original COVID-19 vaccine, only 16% of those over the age of 5 have gotten the updated booster shots that were approved last August, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The committee will consider the FDA proposal at its Jan. 26 meeting. If it recommends the concept be turned into policy and the agency follows those...

In New Documentary, Michael J. Fox Describes Hiding...

23 January 2023
In New Documentary, Michael J. Fox Describes Hiding Parkinson`s, Struggles With AlcoholMONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Actor Michael J. Fox details his experiences with Parkinson’s disease, including turning to alcohol and pills in an attempt to cope, in a new documentary. Fox, 61, has had the degenerative brain disorder since 1991, but didn’t disclose it publicly until 1998. The star — best known for the “Back to the Future” movies — said he was an alcoholic in the early days and also took dopamine pills like candy while trying to hide symptoms of his condition, such as tremors."Therapeutic value, comfort — none of these were the reason I took these pills. There was only one reason: to hide," Fox says in the documentary "Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie." "I became a virtuoso of manipulating drug intake so that I'd peak at exactly the right time and...

Many Patients Aren't Getting Best Quality Lung Cancer...

23 January 2023
Many Patients Aren`t Getting Best Quality Lung Cancer Surgery: StudyMONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A surgeon's skill has a direct impact on whether a patient will survive early-stage lung cancer.Unfortunately, many surgeons are failing to follow a playbook that increase the odds of a successful outcome, a new study argues.The quality of surgery for lung cancer varies widely across the United States, and patients whose procedures fall short of treatment guidelines suffer significantly worse outcomes, said lead researcher Dr. Brendan Heiden, a thoracic surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis."When you do all of those things, patients have much better outcomes," Heiden said of treatment standards. "We know what to do, and the key is to do it as often as we can. We're never going to reach 100%, but there is room for...

Why Midlife Can Bring Risk of New Eating Disorders

23 January 2023
Why Midlife Can Bring Risk of New Eating DisordersMONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Most people think of eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia as afflictions of teenagers, but a new study finds that older women are also vulnerable to developing them, especially around menopause.The main driver of eating disorders in older women? Body dissatisfaction, the researchers found.When researchers looked at eating disorder symptoms among 36 women aged 45 to 61, they found that body dissatisfaction was a key risk factor for eating disorders across the lifespan, especially in midlife. Perimenopausal and early post-menopausal women were more likely to report a fear of gaining weight or losing control of their eating. Perimenopause is the transition before menopause that may be marked by irregular or skipped periods, among other...
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