Vaginal estrogen not tied to cancer or heart disease risks in U.S. study

Women Paid Less
In this Dec. 12, 2002 file photo, Dr. JoAnn Manson poses for a photo in Boston. Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, says women employees are less likely than men to ask her for pay raises, a phenomenon she says may explain results of a new study showing women doctor-researchers get paid substantially less than their male counterparts. The study involving 800 doctors nationwide appears Wednesday, June 12, 2012, in Journal of the American Medical Ass

Using vaginally applied estrogen to ease menopause symptoms likely doesn’t increase a woman’s risk of heart disease or certain cancers, an observational study in the U.S. suggests.


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