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Global: Gender equality, work and health

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'Gender equality, work and health', a new review published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), documents the relationship between gender inequality and health and safety problems. It reviews gender issues in research, policies and programmes on work and health, and highlights some specific issues for women, including the types of jobs they do, as well as their need to reconcile the demands of work and family.

Gender equality, work and health: A review of the evidence WHO, 2006 . Full report [pdf]

Physical Activity Forum 2007: Promoting Health Through Community Design

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ALBERTA CENTRE FOR ACTIVE LIVING

Dr. Larry Frank, an expert in sustainable transportation from the University of British Columbia , spoke at the Alberta Centre for Active Living's Physical Activity Forum 2007 on "Promoting Health Through Community Design." Dr. Frank's presentation was followed by a panel discussion between Dr. Frank and several key professionals, including experts in physical activity,urban and transportation planning, land use and environmental design.

Videos of Dr. Frank's presentation and the panel discussion are now available. Depending on your Internet connection, you can download versions for high speed or dial-up connections.

The Alberta Centre for Active Living is affiliated with the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta and Supported by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation and the Alberta Government.

Videos of Presentations Now Available

Special issue of New Solutions: Women's Occupational Health

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This special issue of New Solutions, initiated at the 4th international congress on Women, Work and Health in Delhi, describes researcher-worker collaboration to gain recognition for the constraints and requirements of women's jobs in construction, education, factory work, agriculture, health care, the sex trade and communications. Examples come from five continents and show a wide range of collaborative arrangements and degrees of success.
Abstracts can be viewed on the Baywood Publishing Company's web site.

The Art of Medical Writing

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PharmedOut

For those interested in the training of ghostwriters for pharma, PharmedOut's latest video, "The Art of Medical Writing," featuring Susanna Dodgson, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Writing at the University of Sciences of Philadelphia , is available at: http://pharmedout.org. It's ten minutes long.

Screening for Colorectal Cancer

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Health Canada

Although the number of people affected with colorectal cancer (CRC) is declining, it is still the second most common form of cancer in men and the third most common form of cancer in women. In 2007, an estimated 20,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with CRC and 8,700 will die of it. On average, 400 Canadians will be diagnosed with CRC and 167 will die of CRC every week. Regular screening can diagnose the disease at an early stage when it is more treatable, therefore reducing mortality.

The It's Your Health article on Screening for Colorectal Cancer has been updated with new information and is now available.

2007 edition of Where There Is No Doctor - now available!

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This 2007 reprint includes new material on preventing the transmission of blood-borne diseases, how HIV/AIDS is reflected in many health issues, and basic Antiretroviral treatment information, as well as updated information on children and aspirin, stomach ulcers, hepatitis, malaria treatments, etc.

With millions of copies in print in more than 75 languages, Where There Is No Doctor is perhaps the most widely-used health care manual for health workers, clinicians, and others involved in primary health care delivery and health promotion programs around the world.

To download the document for free: http://www.hesperian.org/publications_download.php#wtnd

CCAHTE Journal First Interdisciplinary Open Access Peer Reviewed Journal of the Creative Arts in Health, Training and Education

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CCAHTE, Canadian Creative Arts in Health, Training and Education, recently announced the journal has transitioned to open access. CCAHTE Journal the first interdisciplinary open access peer reviewed electronic journal of the creative arts in health, training and education has been established with a mission to disseminate worldwide, quality information and research about the creative arts in action and practice in health, training and education.
http://www.cmclean.com/

Maternity Matters

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Why should we be concerned about the state of maternity care?

Because maternity care is different from other health services.

First, babies cannot wait - there can be no waiting lists for maternity care. Second, women's experiences during pregnancy and birth, good or bad, can deeply affect how women feel about their babies, about themselves as mothers, and their other relationships . Providing pregnant and birthing women with good care therefore improves the lives of women and their children both immediately and in the long term.
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/MaternityMattersFR.pdf


A picture of health

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Creative arts therapies can promote well-being...

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Advancing Canada 's Next Generation of Health Care

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Canada Health Infoway

Consulting with leaders in all areas of the Canadian healthcare sector, Canada Health Infoway has developed a comprehensive strategy - a vision - for the next ten years of investment in healthcare information systems. The full report, 2015: Advancing Canada's Next Generation of Health Care, serves as a roadmap for modernizing Canada 's healthcare system and forms the strategic framework to guide Infoway's investments and priorities for
the years ahead.

Read the full report >>> (PDF 2876.78 KB/36p.)

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