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Panel debates thorny issue of pharmaceutical funding
Reports on a panel discussion on the issue of women's health researchers, services, and action groups/organisations accepting funding from pharmaceutical companies. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Reclaiming menopause: another look at HRT and the medicalization of women's bodies
Discusses the over-prescribing of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to healthy women. Details the risks of prolonged HRT use, including increasing breast cancer rates. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Improving access to emergency contraception: must be affordable and easily available to all women
Argues for access to emergency contraception without pharmacist intervention. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Resolutions adopted at the national conference "Women's Health and Diversity" Montreal, April 26-28, 2001
Presents the five resolutions adopted at the national conference, "Women's Health and Diversity", held in Montreal, April 26-28, 2001, sponsored by the Centre d'excellence pour la santé des femmes - Consortium Université de Montréal. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Invisible advertising
Discusses direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals, highlighting the hiring of celebrities as spokesmen and women paid to hawk prescription drugs under the guise of a personal interview. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Private health insurance for women?
Discusses, in response to the Chaoulli decision, the direct and indirect effects of privatized health care on women. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Quebec's breast cancer screening program: the persepctive of workers in ethnocultural communities
Critiques the Québec Breast Cancer Screening Program, particularly it's lack of popularity within various ethnocultural communities in the province. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Degree of women's homelessness underestimated, study finds
Summarizes findings of a study conducted by Sistering: A Woman's Place that looked at the extent of women's homelessness. Describes "visible" and "hidden" homelessness. Highlights homelessness as a significant women's health issue that seriously impact women's emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health. Includes a list of suggestions to help improve the conditions of women's visible and hidden homelessness. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Gardasil: What you need to know about the HPV vaccine
Addresses the questions and concerns regarding the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil. (See Details)
Published: 2007
New guidelines on human research push equality & diversity to the margins
Arugues that new Canadian guidelines created to ensure that publicly funded health research is strongly rooted in ethics may not be so ethical after all. (See Details)
Published: 1998