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Recipe Analyzer

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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 the nutritional value of their favourite recipes.  To use the tool, simply visit the Dietitians of Canada website and click on Recipe Analyzer.  Users can also create an on-line recipe binder and save their recipes, and they can also do comparisons of two different recipes to see how they measure up nutritionally.

Gender in child and adolescent health

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World Health Organization - Regional Office for Europe Copenhagen -, Denmark - 2008

A new tool to help policy-makers and professionals incorporate gender analysis into their programs and policies, which forms part of the European strategy for child and adolescent health and development.  

The gender tool is based on the evidence that shows how gender differences and inequality influence various aspects of illness and health among girls and boys.

The purpose is to unearth sex differences and gender inequality and inequity and how they affect specific health problems, health services and successful responses. Inequality and inequity often create, maintain and exacerbate exposure to risk factors that threaten health.  Gender in child and adolescent health is available online.

Absolutely Safe

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A documentary by Carol Ciancutti-Leyva

At a time when more women than ever are getting breast implants, fewer voices than ever seem to be asking “Why?” And fewer still are asking “Are they safe?” ABSOLUTELY SAFE takes an open-minded, personal approach to the controversy over breast implant safety. Ultimately, ABSOLUTELY SAFE is the story of everyday women who find themselves and their breasts in the tangled and confusing intersection of health, money, science, and beauty.

More information about ABSOLUTELY SAFE is available online.

Read CWHN’s review in the Fall/Winter 2007 Network.

Be Pink: Adolescent Breast Health Resource Package For High School and Community Health Educators

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The Adolescent Breast Health Resource Package (BHR) is a school and community groups educational resource for adolescent girls that addresses breast health. The BHR provides ready-to-use, interactive, age appropriate activities, educational materials and lessons that reflect current, evidence-based core messages around issues of breast cancer, genetics, physical activity, nutrition, alcohol, tobacco use, information gathering/myth busting, breast anatomy and development, breast and body familiarity and healthy decision-making. The resource was developed by the Manitoba Breast and Women’s Cancer Network with leadership from CancerCare Manitoba and the WRHA Breast Health Centre and supported by funds from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Prairies Chapter. You can view and download this resource on the CancerCare Manitoba site.

Exercising Your Hands and Wrists at Your Desk

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We often use our hands and wrists while we are at our desks, especially when we use computers. When we keep making the same movements, we could strain or even injure our hands and wrists. This five-minute video (the latest addition to the Physical Activity @ Work website) will help keep your hands and wrists strong and flexible.

Reproductive Rights and Women with Disabilities

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As the international community moves toward a more robust recognition of both the human rights of disabled persons and the reproductive rights of women, the intersection comprising the right of disabled women to reproductive freedom must be given full attention. This briefing paper proposes a human rights framework for considering the reproductive rights of women with disabilities, taking into consideration international human rights laws and instruments and global consensus documents.

Primary Prevention of Cancer in Aboriginal Communities

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The following work plan is to assist Aboriginal communities to design and implement primary prevention of cancer strategies.  Primary prevention is ensuring the disease does not start. Primary prevention can occur naturally by prescribing to a healthy lifestyle that some Aboriginal people naturally do.  Read Primary Prevention of Cancer in Aboriginal Communities

Special Collection on our Site: HPV

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CWHN is proud to announce that the first of a series of special collections of information on women’s health topics is now on-line.  These special sections will provide easy access to reliable health information, resources and research as well as critical debate on current women’s health topics and policy issues.  Read the first of these section collections: HPV.

Repetitive strain injuries - Fact sheet

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Written by CUPE, this fact sheet examines repetitive strain injuries (RSI):  a family of injuries affecting tendons, tendon sheaths, muscles, nerves and joints. They cause persistent or recurring pains most commonly in the neck, shoulders, forearms, hands, wrists, elbows and lower limbs. Read the fact sheet.

Health Impact Assessment: A practical guide

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Harris, P., Harris-Roxas, B., Harris, E., & Kemp, L.

Sydney: Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) Part of the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity The University of New South Wales, Australia UNSW -2007

The guide aims to provide people a practical understanding of HIA, its process, concepts and theories. Health Impact Assessment HIA is both a health protection and health promotion tool. In Health Impact Assessment HIA, health should be broadly defined to include assessments of both health hazards and health benefits of a proposal and the potential ways in which health and wellbeing can be both protected and promoted.  Available online as PDf file.

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