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Tue, 2013-12-03 19:57
An article in Scientifica makes the case that antidepressants are mislabeled. These medications might be better be called “antiaphrodisiacs as antidepressants because the negative effects on libido and sexual functioning are so common,” the authors argue...
Sat, 2013-11-30 17:49
Alarming news broke recently that the emergency contraceptive levonorgestrel, sold as Plan B, may not work for women who weigh 165 pounds or more. This information does not appear on the packaging or information sheets for Plan B, which has been...
Thu, 2013-11-28 18:58
As  part of AIDS Awareness Week,  Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan (Dalhousie University) and the Gathering of Spirits Collective have launched the National Consensus Statement on Women, Trans People and Girls and HIV Research in Canada. The Statement...
Wed, 2013-11-20 20:43
The Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology of CSSS Cavendish in Montreal has published their Fall 2013 issue of Pluralages on the theme of seniors' sexuality. This magazine offers a review of the conference « Everything you always...
Tue, 2013-11-19 18:00
New findings from a study of more than 3,400 women aged 40 and older has found that eye disease is more common among users of birth control pills. The study found that those who have taken birth control pills for more than three years may have a higher...
Tue, 2013-11-19 17:53
Volunteer for Get Screened!  If you are passionate about health care for trans* communities, then Get Screened may be for you! Get Screened is looking for trans* volunteers to talk to their friends and communities about the importance of finding...
Mon, 2013-11-18 22:42
New guidelines in the United States have, it seems, greatly overestimated the risks from high cholesteral. This overestimation could have dangerous consequences, such that millions of people may be mistakely advised to start taking statins for...
Fri, 2013-11-15 21:39
A fact sheet from the Native Women’s Association of Canada. NWAC believes that knowledge of past and present issues is essential to building a better life for future generations. Aboriginal women in Canada have historically been devalued not only as...
Sun, 2013-11-10 20:42
There is no shortage of stories about people whose lives have been touched by breast cancer or calls from media outlets and other venues to collect them. The inspiring image of the courageous, optimistic cancer fighter is commonly revered especially in...
Wed, 2013-11-06 16:12
Join other women to talk about: Finding health services Addressing your health needs Who can participate? Women over 19 years of age who have moved to Canada in the last five years and are permanent residents and live in...
Sat, 2013-10-26 16:07
The University of British Columbia welcomes the decision by the B.C. Ministry of Health to resume its support for the Therapeutics Initiative, a project managed by members of the Faculty of Medicine. “This is good news. It means stronger patient...
Sat, 2013-10-26 16:02
In her recent blog post on the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada website, Isabelle Ducharme talks about this issue that faces women with disabilities. Read this blog post on DAWN Canada’s website. See DAWN’s latest newsletter.
Sat, 2013-10-19 07:02
Congratulations to our colleagues Jim Brophy and Margaret Keith of Windsor ON on the announcement that they will receive a scientific research award from the American Public Health Association in November for their groundbreaking work on occupational...
Wed, 2013-10-16 19:16
Would you like to share your experiences, so that others can learn from them? People like government policymakers, health professionals, and other women with fibromyalgia (FM). Then you are invited to join in the study Staying in the Workforce with...
Mon, 2013-10-14 12:27
The Breast Cancer Fund’s landmark report, State of the Evidence: The Connection between Breast Cancer and the Environment, is now available in a dynamic online version. Based on the same deep review of the science  as the printed report,...
Mon, 2013-10-14 12:21
This new supplement to the journal AIDS brings to the forefront the latest advances in research, programs and policy on family planning-HIV integration. It offers original research, cutting-edge reviews and opinion pieces on topics such as: ·...
Fri, 2013-10-11 17:39
Can girls (and parents) reinforce positive role models with a Halloween costume? In the recent Globe and Mail article How can we encourage positive Halloween costumes? Craig and Marc Kielburger asked women to weigh in on...
Tue, 2013-10-01 21:19
The Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health (CGSM) at Simon Fraser University supports international collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multi-sectoral teams of researchers and research users. CGSM investigators strive...
Tue, 2013-10-01 21:16
Free Information Sessions about Trauma-Informed Practices in Services for Substance-Involved Women WHY ATTEND? Trauma is widespread among substance-involved women and has profound and long-lasting impacts. These free information sessions will help to...
Thu, 2013-09-26 20:35
This new report is the result of a three-year Inclusion Research project that consulted with women in three Ontario communities—Peel, Timmins and Toronto—about their knowledge and experiences of breast screening, the barriers to screening they face and...