THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 -- Women whose periods started at an early age are more likely to have hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, researchers say.
"The risk of the women who menstruated early experiencing both symptoms was greater than having either [hot flashes] or night sweats alone," study author Hsin-Fang Chung said in a news release from the University of Queensland in Australia. Chung is with its School of Public Health.
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Millions of Americans are prescribed blood pressure medicines called beta blockers, especially after a heart attack. But a new Italian study finds that these go-to drugs might not work as well for women as they do for men.
"What we found presents a solid case for reexamination of the use of beta blocker therapy for women with hypertension," said study lead author Dr. Raffaele Bugiardini, professor of cardiology at the University of Bologna.