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Thu, 2013-02-28 10:14
A recent article in HealthNewsReview (a site that examines the accuracy of health news reports) shines a light on misleading stats that are being used to promote mammography. CWHN has covered this issue recently. Learn more about the...
Tue, 2013-02-26 11:45
A short video by Operation Maple explains clearly some of the recent ground-breaking research in Canada linking women who work in plastics manufacturing with higher rates of breast cancer. Featured are Robert DeMatteo and James Brophy who, with Margaret...
Tue, 2013-02-26 11:43
Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario, has released its final newsletter: Sharing the Legacy ~ Supporting Future Action. This document presents ECHO’s work and the knowledge translation initiatives undertaken between 2009 and 2012.  This legacy...
Thu, 2013-02-21 09:08
A film screening and discussion about breast cancer fundraising and environmental links to cancer, presented by the National Network on Environments and Women's Health & the Canadian Women's Health Network PINK RIBBONS INC. A film screening and...
Tue, 2013-02-19 14:56
 “For years, women have been told we are responsible for our own orgasms; no one can hand it to us on a silver platter. And most of us can manage to get there very nicely on our own, thank you…” Intrigued? In her latest blog on our website, sex...
Tue, 2013-02-19 14:54
The BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health invites you to a CIHR Café Scientifique:  Smoking on the Margins? Effects of Outdoor Smoke-Free Bylaws in BC Monday, March 4, 2013 5:00-7:00pm Take Five Café 62 West Cordova Street (at Abbott)...
Tue, 2013-02-19 14:52
The Public Health Agency of Canada is conducting a short evaluation regarding The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2012: Influencing Health - The Importance of Sex and Gender. The evaluation consists of...
Thu, 2013-02-14 11:00
In her new column "Being proactive about your breast health", Dr. Verna Hunt talks about how the environment - including what we eat and how we live - plays a strong role in breast health, and what we can do to help keep our breasts healthy. Check out Dr...
Tue, 2013-02-12 11:23
Wednesday March 6th, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Wellesley Institute, 10 Alcorn Avenue - Suite 300, Toronto, ON Click here to register before March 4th – space is limited. To download the flyers go to BCCEWH. Rethinking Women and Healthy...
Tue, 2013-02-12 11:20
Registration is now open for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre's fourth bi-annual Body-Image and Self-Esteem Conference on May 9th & 10th, 2013. This conference is a unique opportunity in Canada to learn more about current research,...
Tue, 2013-02-12 11:17
The ground-breaking work of the National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH) on endocrine-disrupting chemicals has been making the news lately. Their recent research on how these chemicals affect our health was featured in a recent issue...
Mon, 2013-02-11 16:10
The Winnipeg Free Press reported February 8 that a law firm representing more than 300 Canadian women who have suffered painful complications due to transvaginal mesh implants will file a class-action lawsuit in a Winnipeg court this week. Manufacturers...
Wed, 2013-02-06 15:00
FGM is affecting about 140 million girls and women, and more than 3 million girls are at risk every year. A special focus for the World Health Organization this year is the troubling trend of health-care providers increasingly being the ones performing...
Tue, 2013-02-05 17:19
Independent filmmaker Christene Browne, based in Toronto, is currently working on a film that deals with the little known system of bondage in Ghana, called Trokosi.  Trokosi is a religious practise whereby young virgins girls are made...
Tue, 2013-02-05 17:17
World Economic Forum - Geneva Switzerland Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard University Laura D. Tyson, University of California, Berkeley Saadia Zahidi, World Economic Forum    ".......The Global Gender Gap Index is a framework for capturing the...
Tue, 2013-02-05 17:16
Deadline: February 15, 2013 Wellesley College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Health with an emphasis on Reproductive Rights or Reproductive Justice, to begin Fall 2013. Candidates should have received...
Thu, 2013-01-31 19:55
On January 30, 2013 the National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) in France stopped sales of the drug Diane-35 due to safety concerns, including the deaths of four women from blood clots. Diane-35 manufactured by Bayer is a...
Thu, 2013-01-31 11:40
Nip and tuck surgeries have become commonplace, but what about cosmetic genital surgeries?  A quick search reveals six clinics in Toronto alone that offer to reduce women’s labia, tighten their vaginas or remove their clitoral hood. ...
Thu, 2013-01-31 11:31
Should you take that medical test that your doctor — or that ad — is telling you to take? Medical screening tests are increasingly promoted as something that will save or add years to our lives, or at least tell us that we are sick and need treatment....
Thu, 2013-01-31 11:29
The HIV and AIDS in Canada: Surveillance Report to December 31st, 2011 presents an overview of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Canada, based on case reports of HIV and AIDS submitted by all provinces and territories (P/T). This report is published on an annual...