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Sat, 2013-05-25 09:10
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Portal (the Portal) increases access to information to support planning, implementing and evaluating public health programs. A key feature of the Portal is the Best Practices section. A...
Fri, 2013-05-17 10:00
Here is the latest notice from Health Canada on Diane-35: Health Canada’s review of the safety of the anti-acne medication Diane-35 has found that the drug’s benefits continue to outweigh the risks, when used as authorized. In Canada, Diane-35 is...
Wed, 2013-05-15 18:45
From Breast Cancer Action comes a moving tribute to Barbara Brenner, BCA’s Executive Director for 15 years. Brenner died May 10 of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease). “Social justice activist. Corporate ass-...
Mon, 2013-05-13 13:28
The public declaration by celebrity Angelina Jolie that she has had a prophylactic (preventative) double mastectomy has sparked lots of discussion. Did Angelina do the right thing? Her mother died of breast cancer and Angelina knew she had the...
Mon, 2013-05-13 13:23
The Department of Psychology at Queen’s University is looking for female volunteers over 18 years of age, fluent in English, who experience vulvar/genital pain to complete a secure online survey.    Participation entails completing an...
Thu, 2013-05-09 14:40
A free webinar hosted by Breast Cancer Action Do headlines like these ever stop you in your tracks? “Cancer Breakthrough!” “New treatment Discovered!” “New Breast Cancer discovery!” “Cure!” As media consumers, how can we separate the media hype from the...
Thu, 2013-05-09 14:37
The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health is interested in training and sustaining a strong and diverse foundation of health researchers who integrate sex and gender considerations in their work. The purpose of IGH’s Institute Community Support (ICS)...
Sat, 2013-05-04 11:18
Toronto, Ontario Register NOW!  Full 2 day conference rate: $325 Student and one-day rates available on the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) conference website.  Keynote speakers: Dr Susie Orbach - Navigating our Culture...
Sat, 2013-05-04 11:14
Leaders are our neighbours, colleagues, friends and family. Many leaders go unrecognized but their efforts are felt deep in the heart of our communities. These leaders understand that health starts where we live, learn, work and play. Healthy...
Sat, 2013-05-04 11:12
Author Miram Zoll tells her own story of infertility and IVF treatments, and shares what she learned along the way about assisted reproductive technologies. Read more about it on Our Bodies, Our Blog.  Find out more on the author’s website. Join an...
Wed, 2013-05-01 09:54
In the latest Positive Living BC newsletter is a story about how women with HIV are finding “the lack of woman-centred, holistic and culturally-competent treatment is a "national disgrace."" Read HIV positive women call for gender-focused care to curb...
Wed, 2013-05-01 09:52
What effect does it have when we say to someone, “You look so good—it looks like you’ve lost weight!”? Can it actually contribute to body dissatisfaction and possibly eating disorders? The latest blog from the National Eating Disorders Information Centre...
Fri, 2013-04-26 10:21
The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR) is calling for participants for their study on treating perimenopausal hot flushes.  This Canadian government-funded, Canada-wide, 4-month study is led by Dr. Jerilynn Prior, UBC...
Fri, 2013-04-26 10:18
Researchers at the BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH) in collaboration with the Girls Action Foundation have launched a new series of information sheets to support the work of facilitators of girls' empowerment groups. These resources...
Mon, 2013-04-22 14:57
This new guide from Manitoba was written by women for women to give you useful information about alcohol and help you make healthy and well-informed choices about your alcohol use. It is not designed to make women stop drinking alcohol. Drinking alcohol...
Mon, 2013-04-22 14:45
From the Positive Living BC eNews 95 this week: VANCOUVER - Researchers in British Columbia researchers say they've found that women are far more likely than men to receive sub-standard care and treatment after they test HIV positive. Findings from...
Thu, 2013-04-18 15:24
If you live in Canada and Alysena 28 is your birth control pill, please note that ALL of these pills are being recalled by the manufacturer. Health Canada posted another recall on the Alysena-28 birth control pills this week, this time on ALL lots of...
Wed, 2013-04-17 15:23
In case you haven’t seen it, the latest video from Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches Campaign has gone viral on the ‘net. The video shows a forensic artist sketching women by how they view themselves, and then sketching them by how other people view them. The...
Mon, 2013-04-15 17:23
You may remember that for several years Sue Richards produced the amazing Breast of Canada calendar, promoting awareness of breast health and breast cancer prevention. An artist, activist and blogger, Sue has suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for several...
Mon, 2013-04-15 17:20
These new guidelines are available to support organizations that provide substance use treatment services for women. Trauma Matters: Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Practices in Women's Substance Use Services, will help you understand the...