Thinking skills take biggest hit from anxiety in midlife women with HIV

February 8, 2014 - Hot flashes, depression, and most of all, anxiety, affect the thinking skills of midlife women with HIV, so screening for and treating their anxiety may be especially important in helping them function, according to a study just published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). The reproductive stage, whether it was premenopause, perimenopause or postmenopause, did not seem to be related to these women's thinking skills.

More Proof that Nighttime Hot Flashes Interrupt Sleep

Hello. This is JoAnn Manson, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. I'd like to talk about the relationship between nighttime hot flashes and vasomotor symptoms and sleep interruptions and quality of sleep.
It's a common perception that night sweats and vasomotor symptoms can lead to sleep disturbances and awakenings at night. But surprisingly, this hasn't been consistently demonstrated in previous studies of sleep using objective measures such as polysomnography. Previous results have been mixed.

Postmenopausal Estrogen Decline Unrelated to Changes in Cognition and Mood

Nov. 25, 2013 — A new study led by a Stanford University School of Medicine researcher shows that decreased estrogen levels after menopause are largely unrelated to changes in cognitive ability and mood. It did find, however, a possible link between levels of another hormone -- progesterone -- and cognition among younger postmenopausal women.