Menopausal night sweats are more common in women who smoke and are overweight

Menopausal night sweats are more common in women who smoke and are overweightLeading an unhealthy lifestyle puts women at higher risk of developing unpleasant menopausal symptoms Australian study links specific lifestyle factors and menopausal symptoms for first timeWell-educated women least likely to suffer hot flushes By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 11:42 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:10 GMT, 17 April 2013 Women who are overweight and smoke are more likely to suffer menopausal night sweats, according to Australian research.

Hitting the menopause really can result in the development of the dreaded "spare tyre" of fat around the waist

Hitting the menopause really DOES create 'spare tyre' of fat around the waist Women lose their natural supply of the female hormone oestrogen after the menopauseThis causes a shift of fat storage from the hips to the waist | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 16 October 2012 It will come as little comfort for women of a certain age who already have mood swings and hot flushes to contend with.

Doctors call for new guidelines as study finds HRT "is safe – and can protect heart"

HRT 'is safe and can protect against heart without increasing cancer risks' | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 10 October 2012 Taking HRT is safe and can protect against heart disease without increasing cancer risks, a milestone study claims.

HRT breast cancer alert that led to thousands of women abandoning treatment was "based on bad research"

HRT breast cancer alert that led to thousands of women abandoning treatment was 'based on bad research' British research which linked HRT to breast cancer and led to hundreds of thousands of women abandoning the treatment was ‘unreliable and defective’, says a damning review.

Menopause: Hormone pill DHEA could ease hot flushes AND it give sex life a boost

A happier menopause: Hormone pill could ease hot flushes AND it gives your sex life a boost Problems: Relief from the menopause could come from a new hormone pill, it is claimed A hormone pill may help women through the menopause and give their sex lives a boost, claim researchers.

A happier menopause: Hormone pill could ease hot flushes AND it gives your sex life a boost

A happier menopause: Hormone pill could ease hot flushes AND it gives your sex life a boost Problems: Relief from the menopause could come from a new hormone pill, it is claimed A hormone pill may help women through the menopause and give their sex lives a boost, claim researchers.