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Mon, 2012-07-16 20:54
Our new CWHN website launched in July 2012! After months of work, our new website is finally operational!  Please check it out for a host of new features: our breast cancer prevention postcard project, GET THE WORD OUT! – a response to the...
Mon, 2012-07-16 00:00
The Pathways Study is a community-based research project led by researchers at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Rainbow Health Ontario, University of Toronto, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, and York University. They’re trying to understand...
Sun, 2012-07-15 23:00
The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) is offering an exciting learning opportunity for trainees (graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) interested in how gender and sex influence health. On October 28th, 2012, IGH will host a Fall Institute...
Sun, 2012-07-15 15:32
The Health News Review website last week took a critical look at how a recent study linking alcohol and a lower risk of arthritis has been reported in the media. It is an interesting — and telling — look at how easy it is to mis-report and...
Mon, 2012-07-09 06:00
Vaccination for the human papillomavirus (HPV) was once again in the spotlight this week with news of a study showing that the HPV vaccine may create “herd protection”. Herd protection refers to the lowering of infection rates among unimmunized people...
Sat, 2012-07-07 23:00
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) is seeking a Policy Analyst, Aboriginal Midwifery during an exciting period of growth, challenge and opportunity for midwifery in Ontario. The AOM is committed to the expansion of midwifery and to...
Thu, 2012-07-05 15:31
News from ECHO today.... Women's health being supported through strategic research grants In 2007, the Ontario government established Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario demonstrating its commitment to enhance the province’s focus on women’s...
Tue, 2012-07-03 10:21
"I do!" is a youth initiative that is part of the project Alliance of Multicultural Agencies Against Forced Marriages in Canada at Agincourt Community Services Association. It seeks to create awareness about gender violence...
Tue, 2012-07-03 10:05
“ powerful and subversive” – Time Out, New York “Everyone needs to see Pink Ribbons, Inc.” – The Washington Post “A searing, passionate and deeply human examination of the warping of a cause.” – SALON.com  This feature-length...
Tue, 2012-07-03 10:00
POWER (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report) has just released its concluding chapter, 'Achieving Health Equity in Ontario: Opportunities for Intervention and Improvement.'   The POWER Study’s proposed Leading Set of...
Tue, 2012-07-03 09:59
This call for a physician was put out by the Women’s Health Clinic in Winnipeg last week:  “The Women’s Health Clinic is a health clinic run by a community elected board. We are celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. “Our clinic does a...
Tue, 2012-07-03 09:58
Mother Jones magazine reports in June about a study that examined the urine of Old Order Mennonite women for the presence of Bisplenol A and compared it to the general population in the US. The article states, “Researchers hypothesized that because Old...
Tue, 2012-06-26 18:00
Some Winnipeg students are mounting a national “59 Cents Campaign” to fight the federal cuts in funding for refugee health care. They have released this video asking all Canadians to send $.59 to Stephen Harper (what it would cost each person...
Tue, 2012-06-26 15:32
Our Bodies, Our Votes is a new US education campaign by Our Bodies Ourselves that urges everyone to use their political power to thwart attacks on women’s reproductive rights and access to essential health services. According to Our Bodies, over the past...
Tue, 2012-06-26 13:38
A new study from the Mayo Clinic has promising results for fracture prevention for women. The study links healthy muscles to healthy bones, especially for women in load-bearing areas such as the hip, lumbar spine and tibia. The findings are published in...
Fri, 2012-06-22 09:56
Judith Timson wrote an article in the Globe and Mail this week on the rise in fertility and the pressure on women to have their babies when young. Timson quotes CWHN’s Executive Director Anne Rochon Ford in the article, which also looks at the...
Thu, 2012-06-21 10:38
The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research has a new position statement on the language of peri-menopause and menopause. Among health care providers, consumers, and media, confusing use of terminology exists relating to women’s midlife reproductive ...
Thu, 2012-06-21 10:34
Suicide rates are falling for boys but rising for girls, and suffocation is increasingly the method used, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study uses data from Statistics Canada spanning the period...
Thu, 2012-06-21 10:32
The Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women gathered in Halifax on May 2 and 3, 2012. The annual meeting was co-chaired by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Canada's Minister of Public Works and Government...
Tue, 2012-06-19 14:39
The international health and science community lost a bright light this week with the death of Dr. Rosalie Bertell. She was 83 years old. Dr. Bertell was well known for her work as a scientist, environmental activist and international expert on radiation...