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Fri, 2008-02-22 01:00
Aims to Raise Nearly $500 Million to Reduce Maternal Deaths in 75 Countries 14 February 2008 UNITED NATIONS, New York— A new thematic fund for maternal health has been created to boost global efforts to reduce the number of women dying in pregnancy and...
Fri, 2008-02-22 01:00
As part of Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day 2008 February 12th), the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health is conducting a survey about why Canadians use condoms.  Answer this survey. 
Fri, 2008-02-22 01:00
UNIFEM, the United Nations Fund for Women, is looking for signatures on a Petition to say NO to Violence Against Women. If they can get 100,000 signatures then the United Nations Foundation has committed that for each of the first 100,000 signatures to...
Fri, 2008-02-22 01:00
HEALTH INNOVATION FORUM is a multi-year program that aims to promote health care innovations within and beyond the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The MUHC's Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation has partnered with Parkhurst Publishing...
Fri, 2008-02-15 01:00
The "Unborn Victims of Crime Act" is scheduled for debate on  Feb 29 with a Parliamentary vote on March 5. This bill would give fetuses personhood, and it has a chance of passing.  Not only is it a foot-in-the-door to recriminalize abortion, it would...
Fri, 2008-02-15 01:00
Three provinces and a number of organisations in Canada have already recognised the value of The Cochrane Library and have purchased licenses, despite limited funding available. These licenses provide access to approximately 10% of Canada's population....
Fri, 2008-02-15 01:00
The Lancet,  Volume 371, Number 9611, 9 February 2008 Jennifer Bryce, Denise Coitinho, Ian Darnton-Hill, David Pelletier, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, for the Maternal and Child Undernutrition Study Group “…..80% of the world's undernourished children live in...
Fri, 2008-02-15 01:00
PLoS Med 5(2)  Annemarie Jutel*, David B. Menkes The nursing literature has yet to pay much attention to the expansive reach of the pharmaceutical industry into the nursing profession. In this article, we examine some of the key literature on the...
Fri, 2008-02-15 01:00
Research on Aging, Vol. 30, No. 2, 137-167 (2008) Jason L. Cummings Despite improvements in the status of Blacks and women over the past 30 years, racial and gender disparities in mortality and morbidity persist. Using General Social Survey (GSS) data...
Fri, 2008-02-15 01:00
Deadline March 3, 2008The Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA), Canada’s primary granting agency for breast cancer research, is in the process of collecting information from many sources to help determine the most important topics for breast...
Fri, 2008-02-15 01:00
Deadline March 10, 2008 The Women's Health Research Network is pleased to announce a call for poster abstracts for our upcoming Summer Institute, to be held May 1st and 2nd, 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia. Posters will be displayed in a public area...
Fri, 2008-02-15 01:00
The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health is recruiting farmers and ranchers in British Columbia who would be interested in participating in a Farm Family Health Research Project  This large cross-Canada study wants to look at the...
Fri, 2008-02-08 01:00
The pharmaceutical industry spends US$60 billion on drugs marketing each year, twice as much as it spends on research and development. Yet consumers know next to nothing about where this money is going. To expose where pharma companies spend this money,...
Fri, 2008-02-08 01:00
Canadians now have a new tool to help them make healthy eating choices. Dietitians of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of Recipe Analyzer.   Recipe Analyzer is a unique interactive on-line tool that offers consumers a quick and easy way to assess...
Fri, 2008-02-08 01:00
The vast majority of Canadians (96 percent) report having either a regular medical doctor (86 percent), or regular place they go for primary health care (10 percent). Those numbers may sound comforting, but the Health Council's latest report reveals that...
Fri, 2008-02-08 01:00
Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada 2006 provides cross-Canada data and information on regulated child care and kindergarten by province/ territory, maternity and parental leave together with relevant demographic information. Provincial/...
Fri, 2008-02-08 01:00
International Journal for Equity in Health 2008  Perceived racial discrimination is one factor which may discourage ethnic minorities from using healthcare. However, existing research only partially explains why some persons do accept health promotion...
Fri, 2008-02-08 01:00
This paper investigates the evidence base for the use of statin therapy in women. Statins are a class of prescription drugs designed to lower cholesterol. The leading statin drugs are Lipitor (generic name atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), Mevacor (...
Fri, 2008-02-08 01:00
Madness, Citizenship and Social Justice: A Human Rights Conference Deadline: February 15, 2008The Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University isinviting paper and panel submissions to this four-day conference to be held at the SFU Harbour...
Fri, 2008-02-08 01:00
A new blog -Health Innovation in Context- is now online. The goal is to develop a knowledge-transfer platform and foster dialogue between journalists, patient associations, decision-makers and researchers. Each month, a new topic will be featured and...