Papier

Papier

Lupus Canada

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Policy development
Support group/peer support

National voluntary organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with lupus through advocacy, education, public awareness, support and research. Website notes that women are three times more likely than men to suffer from lupus.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
905-513-0004
Email Address: 
info@lupuscanada.org
Fax Number: 
905-513-9516
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-661-1468
Street Address: 
3555 14th Avenue, Unit #3
City: 
Markham
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L3R 0H5
Country: 
Canada

Canadian human papillomavirus vaccine research priorities workshop: Final report - Public Health Agency of Canada

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English
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Online
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Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Report on the proceedings of an invitational HPV Vaccine Research Priorities Workshop on November 17-18, 2005, in Quebec City hosted by The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation (CAIRE), in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Infection and Immunity and the Institute of Cancer Research, held. The workshop was attended by 53 Canadian and international HPV experts and researchers from the areas of vaccines, cancer, and sexually transmitted infections. The purpose of the meeting was to examine the current Canadian and international status of HPV vaccine research and develop national research priorities before the vaccines become approved for use in Canada.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Antidepressants linked to cancer risk in women, research bias is suggested

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Antidepressants may be linked to a slight increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers, even at low doses, according to the results of a new systematic review. The increased risk is particularly stronger for women taking newer, selective-serotonin re-uptake inhibitor drugs (SSRIs) compared to older antidepressants.

The Harvard University researcher, Lisa Cosgrove, also found a possible bias in the research studies that she reviewed. In her review of 61 studies, she found that all independent studies saw a connection between antidepressants and breast cancer, while most of the company-sponsored studies did not mention any link.

Read the article in PloS ONE: Antidepressants and Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk: A Review of the Literature and Researchers' Financial Associations with Industry

CTV reports on the bias suggested by the research: Study suggests bias in antidepressant, cancer research

See the story on the reseach in Bloomberg: Breast-Cancer Link to Paxil Drug Category Found in Antidepressant Research

Read the commentary on Pharmalot:  Antidepressants, Breast Cancer & Industry Studies

Ten good reasons to be concerned about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination campaign

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Translated Title: 
Dix bonnes raisons d'être préoccupées par la campagne de vaccination contre le VPH
Owning Org: 
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Federation du Québec pour le planning des naissances
Publication Date: 
October 2008

Outlines the main concerns that the Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances (FQPN), along with many women’s, teachers’, nurses’ and youth organizations, have about the vaccination program that was introduced in Quebec against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in hopes of reducing rates of cervical cancer.

Translated and adapted by Women and Health Protection and the Canadian Women’s Health Network.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Mental health and pregnancy: an exploration of issues regarding the use of prescription medications

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Translated Title: 
Santé mentale et grossesse : Un examen des questions relatives à l’usage des médicaments d’ordonnance
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Lejla Halilovich
Azar Mehrabadi
Barbara Mintzes
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
December 2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Summarizes findings from a three-part project conducted by Women and Health Protection (at the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health) examining issues surrounding use of prescription memdications for treating depressions during pregnancy.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

The caregiver’s handbook: a helping hand for friends and family giving care in Nova Scotia

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Translated Title: 
Manuel du soignant : Une main tendue aux familles et aux amis qui fournissent des soins en
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Healthy Balance Research Program
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Nova Scotia

Contains tools, tips, and resources intended to help and support informal and family caregivers in Nova Scotia. Arose from the work of The Healthy Balance Research Program in Nova Scotia. The Atlantic Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health was one of the research program partners.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN: 0-9689876-6-4
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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