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Demographic shifts affect future well-being of women

October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — A growing aging population, changing roles and smaller households are altering women’s lives and affecting their future well-being, according to a keynote address at the 25th annual meeting of The North American Menopause Society.

Typically living longer than men, providing care across generations and acting as primary health decision makers, women are poised to define the future of the United States and world, said Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. “Demographics is destiny; it is affecting how we live, where we live and the shape and form. The future is profoundly gray, small and female.”

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Demographic shifts affect future well-being of women

October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — A growing aging population, changing roles and smaller households are altering women’s lives and affecting their future…

Survey: Fewer than half of postmenopausal women take bone health supplements

October 12, 2014
A recent survey conducted by AIDP Inc. found that although women are well aware of the risks of brittle bones and fractures, fewer than half take…
In the Journals

Liraglutide, metformin combination yields weight loss in obese PCOS patients

October 9, 2014
In overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a regimen of liraglutide, combined with metformin and lifestyle changes, yielded…
figure In the Journals

Endocrine Society issues revised androgen therapy guidelines for women

October 3, 2014
An updated set of clinical practice guidelines for the therapeutic use of androgens in women, revised by an international task force and published in…

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