Tag: Menopause

Yes, Killer Whales Benefit From Grandmotherly Love Too

Parents, at least the human sort, know the benefits of having a grandmother close by: the extra help with child care, the reassuring advice borne from years of experience. In evolutionary biology, scientists call this the “grandmother effect,” and have hypothesized it’s one of the reasons humans live so long. Now, a new study suggests […]

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Feeling Herself: Taraji Talks Menopause, Mental Health, and Mature Relationships—and We Feel Seen

“Celebs—they’re just like us!” is a phrase we collectively toss around in jest, but every so often a celebrity reminds us exactly how human they are, and awe is replaced by empathy. Lately, actress and activist Taraji P. Henson has been that celeb, pulling back the curtain on her Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe and NAACP Image […]

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What if We Didn’t Dread Menopause?

When most people say “menopause,” they mean more than just the end of female reproductive functions and more, even, than just the accompanying hormonal changes. They mean the cornucopia of symptoms — hot flashes, vaginal dryness, psychological problems like “irritability” — thought to accompany those changes. Type “menopause and” into Google and it will autocomplete […]

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In ‘Flash Count Diary,’ Darcey Steinke Documents the Enigma, the Rage and the Power of Menopause

About halfway through “Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life,” the American novelist Darcey Steinke describes lying down for a massage at a Russian bath house in Paris and coming to an exceedingly belated realization: “I was in a place where women took money for sex.” She concedes there had been certain […]

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A Drug Prolonged Life in Younger Women With Advanced Breast Cancer

A drug that can slow the progression of advanced breast cancer has been shown for the first time to lengthen survival in women whose disease started before or during menopause, researchers reported on Saturday. In patients who took the drug along with a standard treatment, 70 percent were still alive three and a half years […]

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