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Gender and blindness  
http://www.who.int/entity/gender/other_health/en/genderblind.pdf
Examines differences between men and women and blindness, including how women bear a greater burden of blindness than men and women's barriers to use of eye-care services. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Gender differences in smoking uptake and tobacco use among adolescents
Presents a literature review of gender differences in the predictors of smoking acquisition by adolescents.
Published: 1995
Gender, health and development in the Americas: basic indicators, 2005  
http://www.paho.org/English/AD/GE/GenderBrochure05.pdf
Provides basic statistical indicators that illustrate the differences between women and men in terms of health status and its socioeconomic determinants. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Dementia/Alzheimer's disease  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S20
Offers a summary of the magnitude of dementia in Canada, research on risk factors and preventive factors, caregiving issues, and health policy implications. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Connecting gender & ageing: a sociological approach
Looks at the differential social effects of ageing on women's and men's roles, relationships and identity.
Published: 1995
Gender and health in disasters  
http://www.who.int/entity/gender/other_health/en/genderdisasters.pdf
Examines gender differences in vulnerability to and impact of disasters, including exposure to risk, risk perception, preparedness, response, physical impact, psychological impact, recovery and reconstruction. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Health and disease among women: biological and environmental influences
Examines the biological, environmental and psychosocial underpinnings of gender differences in health and disease.
Published: 1999
Eating disorders  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S21
Provides statistical data on women and eating disorders and investigates the burden of eating disorders in Canada. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Turning the tide: CEDAW and the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS pandemic  
http://www.undp.org/unifem/public/turningtide/
Examines how CEDAW can be put to work to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic from a gender perspective. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Women's work is never done: comparative studies in care-giving, employment, and social policy reform
Examines the status of women as the main recipients of welfare and as providers of paid and unpaid care.
Published: 2002