Men to blame for menopause in women, says study

Men to blame for menopause in women, says study

Men and their preference for younger female mates may have led to the phenomenon of menopause in women, according to a controversial study by Canadian researchers.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 8:53am

Lab Report

Lab Report

Traditional theory goes that our early ancestors took to two feet because they were forced out of trees when climate change reduced tree cover.

27 May 2013 - 10:45am

Health bites

Infants who wake up crying in the middle of the night are best left to self-soothe and fall back to sleep on their own. Photo: Corbis

A new study suggests that most infants who wake up crying in the middle of the night are best left to self-soothe and fall back to sleep on their own. 

8 Jan 2013 - 9:19am

Women shunning hormone therapy

An extremely low percentage of mainland women experiencing the menopause use hormone replacement therapy because of concerns that it can increase the risk of breast cancer, domestic experts say.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Pussycat Theatre

Pussycat Theatre

The Fringe Club

Reviewed: Jan 8

13 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Deadly effects of pollution on lungs

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Miners seek answers for wives' life changes

To miners, talk of 'the change' usually concerns the time when one shift ends and another begins.

But one group of burly Australian blokes who spend their working lives deep underground are changing in that they are becoming more sensitive about the menopause their wives go through.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Ageing takes toll on mental health

Menopausal women troubled by physical changes run a higher risk of developing depression and suicidal thoughts, a psychologist has warned.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Menopause a mystery to many

HK women don't know enough about the change of life

WITH AN AVERAGE life expectancy of 84.6 years and the onset of perimenopause at 50, Hong Kong women spend a third of their life in the post-menopause phase, yet many women know little about menopause.

18 May 2005 - 12:00am

Natural alternative causes fewer complications

HORMONE REPLACEMENT Treatment (HRT) is often prescribed by doctors to treat menopausal symptoms caused by the decline of female hormone levels.

But studies show that HRT increases the risk of breast cancer, endometrial cancer, strokes and heart disease, and may induce anomalous mammary growth.

18 May 2005 - 12:00am

Beauty industry plays ugly, says poll

Modern women 'unnecessarily pressed' to cling to youth

The beauty industry has been blamed for distorting the concept of beauty and putting 'unnecessary pressure' on women who are in menopause.

15 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Male menopause down to more than work-related stress

While 'andropause' might sound like some newfangled headache treatment, it actually causes pain, rather than relieving it.

Andropause - or male menopause, as it's better known - is an affliction that is greeted with frustration, fear and scepticism by men nearing middle age.

21 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Doctors seek to ease fears over hormone therapy

Women whose health and marital relations have been seriously affected by the menopause should continue hormone replacement therapy (HRT) despite recent cancer-link scares, a leading doctor said yesterday.

18 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Hormone cancer claim studied

Health officials are studying claims by US researchers that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can increase the risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and other serious side effects.

12 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

One-stop clinic for women

Menopausal women who are vulnerable to osteoporosis and coronary diseases have a new clinic providing all necessary services.

The centre, opened yesterday at the Family Planning Association's Wan Chai head office, aims to see between 16 and 24 women each Monday morning, with hours being extended if necessary.

7 May 1999 - 12:00am