Hot Flash About Hot Flashes: They Could Stick Around for 14 Years

A little news about menopause: A new study suggests symptoms like hot flashes could last as long as 14 years. At this moment, considering the brutally cold weather seeping through my window panes, that almost sounds like something to look forward to. Almost, but not quite. » 2/16/15 6:10pm 2/16/15 6:10pm

Older Moms More Likely to Live Long, Long Lives

Here's an interesting little factoid: According to a newly released study, women still having babies after 33 are more likely to live long, long lives. Not sure how to square this with parents' complaints that their kids are driving them into an early grave, but you're the boss, science. » 6/25/14 5:00pm 6/25/14 5:00pm

Meet Osphena, That New Viagra-Esque Drug for Women

Those who are avid watchers of female-oriented programs like Scandal or Real Housewives may have found themselves inadvertently learning about Osphena in recent months, a new drug with a sexy goal: getting older women wet (again). » 3/11/14 8:45pm 3/11/14 8:45pm

New Treatment Guidelines for Menopausal Symptoms Like VAGINAL ATROPHY

Hormone replacement therapy has been a really confusing topic for the past decade, with different studies offering conflicting information about its health benefits and consequences. Finally, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has revised its guidelines on treating the symptoms of menopause like… » 2/10/14 12:00pm 2/10/14 12:00pm

Killer Whales Go Through Menopause, But Do They Get Hot Flashes?

Killer whales are one of only three species on the planet to experience menopause, and scientists believe the evolutionary trait is a result of whales' "unusual social structure," in which their adult children never really leave them. (On a side note: what the fuck is day two of a whale period like?) » 10/17/13 11:50am 10/17/13 11:50am

New Study: 'Ehhh' on Hormone Replacement During Menopause

Hormone replacement therapy is really confusing because experts keep going back and forth about whether or not it eases the symptoms of menopausal women or threatens their health. A new study finds that both are true, which clears nothing up. » 10/02/13 10:00am 10/02/13 10:00am

Menopause: An Evolutionary Response To Men Chasing Younger Women?

Clearly the First Wives Club was onto something. They can't tell us what to do, they can't tell us what to say, but they may have dried us up at 50 because they started going for the young ladies. Cool. » 6/15/13 5:30pm 6/15/13 5:30pm

Did men create menopause by chasing after younger women?

From an evolutionary perspective, human menopause doesn’t make a lot of sense. Searching for an explantion for this somewhat uniquely human process, a group of Canadian researchers used computer models to show that menopause is an unintended outcome of natural selection — and men's sexual preferences might be to blame. » 6/13/13 2:20pm 6/13/13 2:20pm

Could Women Begin to 'Evolve' Out of Menopause?

Because of science and technology, we're living much longer than our predecessors—and much longer past menopause. According to one genetics expert, "the change" is no longer necessary, and we will eventually evolve out of it, either by default or design. » 5/29/13 12:20pm 5/29/13 12:20pm

Finally, That Third Bridget Jones Book You Weren't Asking For

If you're anything like me, you've spent the last decade missing outrageous tart Bridget Jones something awful not caring about Bridget Jones like it's a full-time job. I mean, don't get me wrong, our gal Bridge accomplished some serious shit back in the day—it was refreshing, 20 years ago, to see the public embrace a… » 2/06/13 5:10pm 2/06/13 5:10pm

Male Killer Whales Are the Biggest Mama’s Boys of the Animal Kingdom

There are only a few lucky species of animals that experience the hormonal scrapple that comes with menopause. Humans, for example, experience menopause so that mothers-in-law don't spew too much vitriol on the temptresses that have bewitched their baby boys. And to conserve resources or whatever. Killer whales, on… » 9/14/12 1:10pm 9/14/12 1:10pm

Kimberly-Clark Wants Women to Talk About (and Spend Money on) Menopause

Most women get the "period talk" when they start bleeding once a month, but few receive advice when their periods go away. Or at least that's what Kimberly-Clark is banking on with "Second Talk," a new campaign geared towards women 40 and over who are or will soon be going through menopause. » 7/10/12 3:20pm 7/10/12 3:20pm

Have Scientists Finally Figured Out How to Turn Off Our Biological…

If your first period signals the official "start" of your usefulness as a baby vessel, then menopause is the long, slow death wail of your fertility. No matter how much money you throw at your uterus, if your ovaries go menopausal it's all systems no on mission pregnancy. Or, at least, it used to be. Everything might… » 7/05/12 11:30am 7/05/12 11:30am

Estrogen Will Make You Pee Yourself

A new study finds that postmenopausal women who take estrogen are much more likely to pee their pants than women who have never taken the hormone. » 10/28/11 3:35pm 10/28/11 3:35pm

Exercise Linked With Early Menopause

Here's some confusing news: exercising a lot could make you hit menopause earlier. Which is good for your risk of breast cancer, but possibly bad for your heart and bones. » 10/12/11 9:50am 10/12/11 9:50am

Wearing A Good Bra Is Not A Symptom Of Pregnancy

Instead of I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant, last night's season finale of Real Housewives of New York was like an episode of I Didn't Know I Was Menopausal. The fact that Ramona thought—at 55 years old—that missing a period meant that she must be pregnant really speaks to one of two things: How delusional she is about… » 7/22/11 11:20am 7/22/11 11:20am

Study: Post-Menopausal Hormones Up Breast Cancer Death Risk

A new study says taking combined estrogen and progestin to combat menopausal symptoms ups not just women's risk of breast cancer, but their risk of dying from it. But some doctors think new, lower-dose therapies may be safer. » 10/20/10 1:20pm 10/20/10 1:20pm

Over 80% Of Women Admit To Faking It

• According to a study of 71 women between the ages of 18 and 48, some 87% of ladies use excessive vocals to "manipulate their partners" into coming to an orgasm more quickly. But guess what? Men fake it, too. » 6/30/10 7:00pm 6/30/10 7:00pm

Menopause Test Won't Solve The Fertility Puzzle

A new blood test that could accurately predict when women will enter menopause may offer new information — but it's not going to solve all of women's family-planning problems. » 6/28/10 9:30am 6/28/10 9:30am