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Sat, 2012-12-01 10:28
December 1 is the beginning of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week, and this week the Native Women’s Association of Canada will be launching their new HIV prevention and stigma reduction tool for young women and girls. NWAC announced the upcoming launch of...
Tue, 2012-11-27 17:07
Best Start Resource Centre has produced printer-ready handouts on alcohol and pregnancy called: Be Safe: Have an alcohol-free pregnancy. Languages include English, French, Anglais, Arabe, Cree, Ojibway, Hindi,...
Tue, 2012-11-27 13:41
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Jerilynn Prior, UBC Professor of Medicine The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR), University of British Columbia (UBC), and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) are conducting a...
Thu, 2012-11-22 13:36
A new CBC Radio podcast highlights the arguments for and against the use of testosterone to treat a condition that is being called “female orgasmic disorder”. Trials of this hormone on women are now being carried out in Canada. Critics say this disorder...
Thu, 2012-11-22 13:30
Girls and Young Women's Experiences with Sport, Physical Activity and Healthy Living The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) has released a new report about the healthy living experiences of girls and...
Thu, 2012-11-22 13:26
A new report examines the psychological, emotional, and social implications of overweight and obesity in pregnancy, as well as the experiences of women with overweight or obesity and those of their health care providers. Weight expectations: Experiences...
Tue, 2012-11-20 12:23
for a research study of an online support group for  women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer. Are you a woman who has been treated for gynecologic cancer and do you struggle with any of the following?  • Concerns about your body image • Sexual...
Tue, 2012-11-20 12:18
This new report from the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence brings together research on Aboriginal women working in mining industries in Canada. It includes the voices of seventeen women occupying a variety of positions in the mining sector...
Mon, 2012-11-19 07:04
A new Canadian study demonstrates that women working in particular occupations have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.  Read the press release from The National Network on Environments and Women's Health, and find the summary and...
Thu, 2012-11-15 17:13
The LGBTTQI Home Care Access Project is seeking 100 LGBTTQI people across Ontario to complete a web-based survey. A significant number of LGBTTQI people are receiving health care in their home provided by personal support workers, nurses, occupational...
Thu, 2012-11-15 10:40
A "Concept Incubator" for Experimental Scientists Deadline: 15 November 2012. Meeting to be held in Toronto ON from 13-15 March 2013.  Approximately 25 participants will be selected from among the applicants to attend the colloquium (as funding...
Wed, 2012-11-14 16:23
The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2012 focuses on how sex and gender influence public health and the health status of Canadians. Read the report. 
Wed, 2012-11-14 16:20
A National Conference Grounding Trauma 2013 May 8 & 9, 2013 Alliston, Ontario, Canada Pre-conference May 7: Building Bridges: Linking Woman Abuse, Substance Use And Mental Ill Health Internationally, there is a growing understanding of the numerous...
Mon, 2012-11-12 11:36
Report from the Ontario Women’s Health Network: Project partners/partenaires du projet: Tekla Hendrickson, Barbara Kilbourn, Ontario Women’s Health Network Overview: Through focus groups and an online survey, this project sought to identify the health...
Thu, 2012-11-08 12:40
A researcher at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax is conducting a study on Botox and other injectable facial fillers (e.g., Juvéderm, Restylane). If you are a woman aged 35 – 65 who has had injections to reduce the signs of aging to your face but...
Thu, 2012-11-08 12:18
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is calling for actions on toxic exposures in fast growing global electronics industry. Last week the APHA called on the global electronics’ industry, public health officials and international agencies to step...
Thu, 2012-11-08 12:15
Check out the blog of the Network Action Team (NAT) on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective. Their goal is to build a strong knowledge base related to FASD prevention through work with women and their support systems...
Thu, 2012-11-08 12:10
A recent article in The Atlantic talks about the poverty gap between men and women in the US and elsewhere in developed nations. The author looks at the data from 2008 across the OECD's 34 developed nations, and found that more women were poor than men...
Tue, 2012-11-06 08:14
A new report from the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence by Y. Hanson & R. Stout Executive Summary: Over the course of 2011-2012, eighteen mothers and five service providers from Winnipeg and Saskatoon were asked a series of questions to...
Tue, 2012-11-06 08:12
Breast Cancer Fund presents a webinar: A reading and Q&A with author Susan Freinkel November 8, 2012 4:00 pm  Pacific Standard Time 1 hour Bay Area author Susan Freinkel will offer a virtual book reading and interview about her 2011...