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Health of informal caregivers: effects of gender, employment, and use of home care services  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/health-informal-caregivers.pdf
Examines the health status of informal caregivers and the impacts on their health. Provides recommendations for policy that better recognizes the role of the informal caregiver. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Autoimmune disorders in women  
http://www.womenshealthresearch.org/about/publications/AutoimmuneReport.pdf
Explores the role of sex differences in immunology and autoimmunity. Explains some of the science behind autoimmune diseases and conditions. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women are not small men: life-saving strategies for preventing and healing heart disease in women
Provides information that gives women the facts and the guidance they need to recognize, treat, and prevent heart disease.
Published: 2003
Gender, work and health: an analysis of the 1994 National Population Health Survey
Explores whether there are differences in the health of men and women and the extent to which paid and unpaid work conditions and social, personal and material resources affect the health of women and men.
Published: 1999
Gender and HIV/AIDS  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/en/HIV_AIDS.pdf
Examines differences in the implications of HIV for men and women resulting from both biological differences in sex, and most importantly from socially defined gender differences. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Health care utilization by Canadian women  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S33
Provides an overview of health care utilization by Canadian women and focuses on access to care and patterns of utilization. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
HIV/AIDS: a global epidemic  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/pdf/HIV_A_Global_Epidemic.pdf
Examines the impact of HIV and AIDS on women, particularly in Africa. (See Details)
Sex differences in immunology and autoimmunity  
http://www.womenshealthresearch.org/about/publications/samboston_report.pdf
Provides an overview of sex differences in immunology and autoimmunity including the influence of estrogen on lupus and sex differences in immunization responses. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women and the health care industry: an unhealthy relationship?
Provides a critical look at the kind of health care provided for women by mainstream medicine. Argues that the current system is primarily designed to meet the needs of health care providers-especially the drug companies.
Published: 1995
Exploring the biological contributions to human health: does sex matter?  
http://www.nap.edu/books/0309072816/html/
Explores the health impact of sex, being male or female, from genetics to behaviour and cognition to metabolism and response to chemicals and infectious organisms. (See Details)
Published: 2001