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Mon, 2012-08-13 15:54
The Women’s Environmental Network in the UK has launched an updated fact-sheet on sanitary protection and the environment. “Seeing Red” is a four-page briefing exploring the links between sanitary products and health, waste, advertising, and chemicals....
Mon, 2012-08-13 15:53
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health is announcing the launch of the Gender, Work and Health Chair Program. This initiative is launched in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and...
Thu, 2012-08-09 15:51
An alarming new report has been published on the risky use of steroids that are given to pregnant women to try to reduce rates of “tomboyism, lesbianism and bisexuality" or “behavioral masculinization.” The paper in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry...
Thu, 2012-08-09 15:32
Health Canada is informing Canadians that it is assessing the possibility of an increased risk of cancer with long-term use of the drug calcitonin. Patients who are taking a calcitonin medicine who have questions should speak to their health care...
Thu, 2012-08-09 15:30
It’s been 10 years since the Women’s Health Initiative halted their historic study of post-monpauasal women on estrogen plus progestin hormone therapy - the largest study of older women ever conducted - due to health concerns.   What have we learned...
Thu, 2012-08-09 15:27
Deadline: August 15, 2012 Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence is seeking a qualified contractor to undertake an environmental scan of opportunities for corporate sustainability.  Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence is an...
Mon, 2012-08-06 15:09
The CWHN is seeking a FUNDRAISER (Part-Time). We are seeking the services of a creative and qualified fundraiser to work part-time from their own home or office, preferably in the Toronto area or within commutable distance to Toronto. This work...
Mon, 2012-08-06 14:25
The deadline for nominations is approaching quickly, August 15, 2012.   Manitoba Status of Women is holding a special event, hosted by the Minister of Family Services and Labour, to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012....
Mon, 2012-08-06 14:20
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has published an opinion piece stating that Susan G. Komen for the Cure has used in its ads, “misleading statistics and deceptive statements about mammography to promote breast cancer awareness and screening.” By doing...
Mon, 2012-08-06 14:14
An online story July 13 looks at how illnesses related to wireless devices - environmental sensitivities including electro-magnetic hypersensitivity (EMS) - are being treated at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. The article mentions waiting lists...
Thu, 2012-08-02 12:39
A dynamic new website aims to engage Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. Draw the line is a dynamic sexual violence prevention campaign organized by Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF) and the Ontario Coalition...
Thu, 2012-08-02 12:36
For the past two years the blog’s readership has steadily grown and GWAP is now an essential resource in the field of FASD prevention. This blog is supported by the Network Action Team (NAT) on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants...
Thu, 2012-08-02 12:32
Article submissions due November 1, 2012Decision letters on refereed articles March/April 2013Revised articles due September 2013Publication 2014 (second issue) Guest editors of this special issue of Canadian Bulletin of Medical History are Shannon...
Thu, 2012-08-02 12:28
Papers are invited for Women's Health & Urban Life.  Manuscripts may address the full range of health topics as they pertain to women’s and girl children's health in the developed as well as the developing parts of the world. Particularly...
Mon, 2012-07-30 10:19
The Réseau québécois d’action pour la santé des femmes (RQASF) has produced a brochure called FASHION HEALTH WOMEN INNOVATE ACT ON IT! This brochure will be distributed to the public during the Montréal Fashion & Design Festival. The brochure...
Mon, 2012-07-30 10:03
Volume 3(2) of IGH’s biannual newsletter Intersections is out from the Institute of Gender and Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  This issue is dedicated to the Institute’s strategic direction on advancing methods and...
Mon, 2012-07-30 10:01
In the latest Our Bodies, Our Blog, learn about the work of Women on Waves, an organization working to increase access to safe abortions for women in countries with restrictive abortion policies. Women on Waves offers hotlines for information,...
Mon, 2012-07-30 09:56
Abstracts due August 31, 2012 Acceptances sent out by September 30, 2012 Articles due January 1, 2013 Workshop spring 2013 Revised papers due August 1, 2013 An edited collection by Tracy Penny Light and Shannon Stettner Although more than two decades...
Mon, 2012-07-30 09:55
The Coalition for a Blueprint for Action on Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS says that Ottawa is failing to help women and girls with HIV and AIDS. Their press release at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. this July states: "... the...
Sat, 2012-07-21 09:54
The CWHN wishes to thank the Morisset Library at the University of Ottawa who recently arranged to house our extensive collection of books and other women's health resources formerly maintained at our office in Winnipeg. The Morisset Library houses the...