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Tue, 2012-05-22 09:07
A recent post on Our Bodies Our Blog discusses the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s perspective piece on the long-term use of bisphosphonates for reducing bone fracture risk that was just published in the the New England Journal of...
Tue, 2012-05-22 08:53
This new resource guide contains 103 annotated resources on gender and health data and statistics Health data that take gender into account are critical for generating evidence on best practices and for advancing and informing health policies, which will...
Tue, 2012-05-22 08:42
A new study has shown that women over 70 who weight train are more likely to fend off dementia. The research published on April 23 in Archives of Internal Medicine showed that "the resistance training program improved associative memory, which...
Fri, 2012-05-18 13:44
This is the last call for the Canadian Women’s Health Network’s (CWHN) offer of FREE publications (including the mailing cost). We’re pleased to offer non-commercial women’s health information and resources that you can trust. Here is the list of...
Thu, 2012-05-17 08:07
The new book Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, by Florence Williams, has been attracting lots of attention lately. Williams focuses on the importance of understanding breasts as more than sex objects, showing how they act as "a...
Thu, 2012-05-17 07:59
The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR) in Vancouver has published the results of their randomized controlled trial of oral micronized progesterone (Prometrium, 300 mg at bedtime) for hot flushes and night sweats...
Thu, 2012-05-17 07:47
The Institute of Gender and Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is seeking feedback on their recently published casebook on gender and health, What a Difference Sex and Gender Make: A Gender, Sex and Health Research Casebook...
Thu, 2012-05-17 07:44
Closing date: May 28, 2012 The Institute of Gender and Health (Vancouver office) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has a vacancy for the position of Knowledge Translation Manager. For a complete description of this unique...
Tue, 2012-05-15 07:54
How are women with mental health issues faring behind bars in Canada? Very poorly, according to The International Human Rights Program’s new report Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading? Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading? Canada’s treatment of federally-sentenced...
Tue, 2012-05-15 07:53
The attacks on women’s rights through massive cuts and restrictions in health programs continue in the US. Texas has been forging ahead on this front, but many other states are also seeking ways to restrict women’s access to health care. Meanwhile, a pro...
Tue, 2012-05-15 07:50
Retreat Date: June 20 – 22, 2012 – Application Deadline: May 16, 2012 The Ontario Women’s Health Network (OWHN) is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Level 1: Women’s Health Leadership 101 training retreat scheduled for June...
Mon, 2012-05-14 16:27
May 15 ~ 530pm ~ WHC – 2nd Floor, Room B Women’s Health Clinic is hosting a second meeting to bring interested women from diverse organizations, families, committees, issues, ages, orientations, abilities, and communities together. Manitoba...
Sun, 2012-05-13 11:54
Some thoughtful commentary from Our Bodies, Our Blog, on what mothers really want for Mother's Day... "My favorite Mother’s day gifts from my sons were their original stories, songs and poems. But what I needed when they were infants and toddlers was...
Thu, 2012-05-10 12:42
Canada’s first strategy to improve the mental health of all Canadians was publicly released by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (Commission) this week, which is Mental Health Week. Visit the Commission’s website for more information about the...
Thu, 2012-05-10 12:41
From Health Canada: More and more, generic drugs are being used to fill prescriptions. Canadians want to be sure that generic drugs are as safe and effective as brand name drugs.   The It's Your Health article on The Safety and...
Thu, 2012-05-10 12:38
Women's Health in Women's Hands CHC is undertaking a brief survey to identify research needs/gaps, priorities and to identify new areas and groups to partner with both community based and academic institutions, service providers and decision makers...
Mon, 2012-05-07 13:48
In the Bioethics Forum May 1st, Canadian bioethicist Françoise Baylis writes: “Despite the clear legal prohibitions and the serious legal penalties, the business of buying and selling reproductive tissues and services in Canada is robust, with thousands...
Mon, 2012-05-07 13:45
The Healthy Aboriginal Network (HAN) has launched a new maternal child health comic book. It Takes a Village is about Lara, a young mom-to-be that is visited by Danis, also a young mom. Danis teaches Lara (visually) the importance of eating healthy...
Mon, 2012-05-07 13:39
World Health Organization Job Opportunity Vacancy Notice No: HQ/12/HQ/FT144 Title: Team Leader Grade: P-6 Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment Duration of contract:  Two years  Application Deadline: 7 June 2012 Duty Station:Geneva,...
Fri, 2012-05-04 09:45
June 7- 9, 2012 Baltimore, MD, USA Online Registration: Deadline: June 1, 2012 Late-Breaking Abstract: Deadline: May 7, 2012 For more information, see their website. To submit an abstract, visit this page.