Your Health: Apr. 9, 2001

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TAKE TWO Just a couple of weeks ago, scientists reported that women using estrogen-replacement therapy for 10 years or more could double their risk of ovarian cancer. Now comes some reassuring news. A preliminary study suggests that combining estrogen with progestin wipes out any increased risk from the estrogen. An estimated 10.5 million American women take estrogen alone--most after they have had a hysterectomy. About 6.5 million are on the combo.

TRAFFIC Remember crack babies? For years the offspring of cocaine-abusing moms were portrayed as hopelessly damaged. Now a report that analyzes 36 of the best studies concludes...

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