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Women's health and public policy  
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~womenshealth/womenshealth/Blog/Entries/2011/5/1_Vol_10,_Issue_1,_2011__Contents.html

This special issue aims to highlight some of the forces that shape women’s health outcomes. Among these forces are the social determinants of health  such as income, housing, education, and employment, among others, as well as gender, race and other social locations, and also the broader social, political and economic forces that influence and constrain women’s health and their opportunities for achieving health. Another aim is to stimulate discussion on public policies that would promote women’s health and help reduce the social and economic marginalization of women. This issue also examines how cities are platforms for the uneven distribution of resources and opportunities for health, and that public policies must be developed to address these issues.

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Published: 2011
Myth: whole-body screening is an effective way to detect hidden cancers  
http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/Migrated/PDF/11491_newsletter_en.pdf

Discusses how whole body screening (e.g. Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans) is promoted to healthy people as preventative health care, while the evidence shows it offers no proven health benefits and exposes people to unnecessary health risks.

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Published: 2009
What’s in a scan? How well are consumers informed about the benefits and harms related to screening technology (CT and PET Scans) in Canada?  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National_Office_Pubs/2009/Whats_in_a_Scan.pdf

Argues that private clinics selling high-tech services to screen healthy people for disease could be harming Canadians and placing an undue burden on the public health system.

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Published: 2009