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Wed, 2008-03-26 00:00
This special issue of Horizons offers many insights into the emerging trends, opportunities and policy implications related to a rapidly growing Aboriginal youth population.  The studies contained in this volume are timely, as are the opportunities they...
Wed, 2008-03-26 00:00
By Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Canadian women make up half the electorate and almost half the nation’s income tax payers. They contribute $42.4 billion in personal income taxes to the well-being of all...
Wed, 2008-03-26 00:00
Final Report of Research Findings Women's experiences with paid and unpaid work, and with the formal and informal economies, have shifted over the last 20 years. In British Columbia, women's employability is affected by government legislation, federal...
Wed, 2008-03-26 00:00
State of the Evidence 2008 is a comprehensive report on the environmental exposures linked to increased breast cancer risk, including natural and synthetic estrogens; xenoestrogens and other endocrine-disrupting compounds; carcinogenic chemicals and...
Wed, 2008-03-26 00:00
Since its inception in 1994, Women's Healthy Environments Network has been educating the general public, media and policy makers to the fact that environmental health is a key determinant of public health.
Wed, 2008-03-12 00:00
CPHA’s Expert Panel found a majority of Canadian adults do not have the skills needed to respond to daily health information demands.  Low health literacy is associated with poor health and the Panel estimates that the situation in Canada is critical. ...
Wed, 2008-03-12 00:00
In order to make informed contraceptive choices, clients require an accurate understanding of pregnancy risks. As a result of an earlier USAID-supported study by FHI showing that a simplified counseling chart can improve women's understanding of...
Wed, 2008-03-12 00:00
In the little more than a decade since it was launched commercially, the Internet has changed the way Canadians conduct their everyday activities, from viewing weather, news and sports to banking and paying bills. The Internet has also changed the way...
Wed, 2008-03-12 00:00
C. Herbert MD, C. Whiteside MD PhD, D. McKnight MD MHSc, and colleagues In a guest editorial, Herbert and colleagues refute recent media reports that have implied a causal link between the increasing proportion of women in medicine and Canada's doctor...
Wed, 2008-03-12 00:00
This Fast Facts was published in the Winnipeg Free Press on February 19th. Coincidentally, the following day, the media reported on the release of the Castonguay Report in Quebec. This report responded to last year’s narrow majority ruling of the Supreme...
Wed, 2008-03-12 00:00
Chronic pain affects more than one-quarter of seniors living in households and close to 4 out of every 10 in institutions, and it can have a profound impact on their quality of life, according to a new study.  Women were consistently more likely than men...
Wed, 2008-03-12 00:00
C.M. Borkhoff, G.A. Hawker, H.J. Kreder, and colleagues In this prospective study by Borkhoff and colleagues, a standardized male and female patient, each trained to present an identical case history of moderate osteoarthritis, were assessed blindly by...
Wed, 2008-03-12 00:00
Carole Lunny , student in the Master’s of Health Studies program at Athabasca University, is conducting a study, Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines for Menopause Symptoms in Women With or Without HIV, that looks at how women use complementary...
Wed, 2008-03-12 00:00
Wikigender is your online platform to find and exchange information related to gender equality. The website is work in progress and benefits from your active participation. Users are invited to comment on or improve existing articles, and to create or...
Wed, 2008-03-05 01:00
Pathfinder International is pleased to announce the publication of Emergency Contraceptive Pills (Second Edition), a manual designed to train physicians, nurses, and midwives in counselling and provision of emergency contraceptive pills. It actively...
Wed, 2008-03-05 01:00
The December 2007 edition will lead the readers down the backstreets of Global North and South to witness life-and-death stories of women and girls, wanting, seeking, and deciding for abortion by all means despite risks to their health and life. The...
Wed, 2008-03-05 01:00
Health Canada is informing Canadians of an ongoing safety review of distant toxin spread potentially associated with Botox and Botox Cosmetic. A similar review was recently announced by the US Food and Drug Administration linking Botox and Botox Cosmetic...
Wed, 2008-03-05 01:00
Article in Financial Times Published: February 22 2008 Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil is seeing physician skepticism regarding its wide-scale use, as doubts of long-term safety and efficacy linger, Pharmawire has found. Recent...
Wed, 2008-03-05 01:00
Final Report to the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health This report has shown that gender relations of power exist both within and outside the health sector, and exercise a pernicious influence on the health of people. It has drawn together...
Wed, 2008-03-05 01:00
Edward Nason, RAND Europe's Health Research System Observatory, 2008 This report provides an overview of health and medical research in Canada. The report is part of a series of country-specific reports available from RAND Europe’s Observatory on Health...