Expert Alert - Women are simply different - CIHR experts comment on women health matters in light of Women's Day



    OTTAWA, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - March 8th is International Women's Day.
Around the world, women face health situations which affect them differently
than men. This is why Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts pay extra
attention to gender differences and for Women's Day, are giving special tips
and advice specific to women on how to stay healthy.

    Experts:
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    Women risking their lives at work

    Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and
    Health (Vancouver)

    Menopause: Should you risk hormonal replacement therapy?

    Dr. Thérèse Di Paolo-Chenevert, CIHR-funded researcher from l'Université
    Laval (Québec)

    Women's heart problems, are symptoms and treatments different than for
    men?

    Dr. Louise Pilote, CIHR-funded researcher from McGill University
    (Montréal)

    Menopause: It's not only about hot flashes. Hearts can also start running
    wild

    Dr. Sandra Davidge, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
    Alberta (Edmonton)

    High heels: Hard on the joints

    Dr. Janet Ronsky, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of Calgary
    (Calgary)

    Hop to it --- Physical activity: the key to strong bones all your life?

    Dr. Heather McKay, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British
    Columbia (Vancouver)

    HPV and cervical Cancer

    Dr. Deborah Money, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British
    Columbia (Vancouver)

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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For further information:

For further information: For an interview, please contact: David
Coulombe, CIHR Media Relations, (613) 941-4563, Cell: (613) 808-7526,
mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


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