PET scan

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?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Alan Cassels
Jaclyn van Wiltenburg
Wendy Armstrong
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2009

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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Available online.
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ISBN 978-1-897569-43-6
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Contains footnotes. 48 pages.

Myth: whole-body screening is an effective way to detect hidden cancers

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English
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Canadian Health Services Research Organization
Publication Date: 
2009

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.

Women's health and public policy

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English
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Online
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Vol. 10, Issue 1, Special Issue
Publisher: 
Women's Health & Urban Life
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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All the articles are free and available online for download.
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Contains bibliographical references. Table of contents: Editor's Introduction - TOBA BRYANT (University of Toronto at Scarborough) - Revisiting the 'Dual Welfare State': Sickness, Injury & Unemployment Programs in Two 'Liberal' Regimes MAUREEN BAKER (University of Auckland) - Unsafe and Unacceptable Housing: Health & Policy Implications for Women Leaving Violent Relationships NATASHA JATEGAONKAR (BC Non-Profit Housing Association), PAMELA PONIC (University of British Columbia) - Applying Intersectionality & Complexity Theory to Address the Social Determinants of Women's Health ELIZABETH McGIBBON (St. Francis Xavier University), CHARMAINE McPHERSON (St. Francis Xavier University) - Social Determinants of Urban Indian Women's Health Status JYOTSANA SHUKLA (Amity University, India) - Structural Violence in Long-term Residential Care PAT ARMSTRONG (York University), HUGH ARMSTRONG (Carleton University), ALBERT BANERJEE (York University), TAMARA DALY (York University), MARTA SZEBEHELY (Stockholm University)
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