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Widespread use of SSRI antidepressants drives soaring health care costs in Canada/What are SSRI antidepressants?
Questions the science behind SSRI antidepressants and their real-world effectiveness. Examines why so many SSRIs are prescribed to women, as well as safety concerns and alternative treatment options. (See Details)
Published: 2006
"Breast cancer genes": myths and facts. From the Boston Women's Health Book Collective and the Council for Responsible Genetics
Discusses the geneticization of breast cancer, the discovery of the so-called "breast cancer genes" (BRCA-1 and BRCA-2), and the positive and negative effects of genetic screening for breast cancer. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Which tips for health really matter?
Provides a darkly humourous comparison of "personal" health tips with the social determinants of health. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence
Examines the urgent state of affairs regarding the safety of Aboriginal women in Canada. Discusses the Sisters In Spirit Initiative. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Saskatoon delegates prescribe remedies for drug costs
Debates the issue of a national pharmacare plan covering all Canadians. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Caring for an aging relative: tips for today
Provides a list of tips for anyone caring for an aging relative. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Toxins & tampons
Discusses the possible dangers of tampon use, including the risk of cuts from fibres, the toxic ingredients present in tampons, the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome. Offers information on alternative menstrual products. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Same tune, different lyrics: the Vioxx story
Illustrates the flaws in the Canadian drug approval and drug regulatory processes, using the current Vioxx scandal as example. (See Details)
Published: 2005
How to cope with gynecological cancer from women who know
Presents information on gynecological cancers of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, endometrium, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and labia. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Published four times a year in English and French, Network is essential reading for those who want to keep up to date on women's health issues. It contains features, research updates, debates on current controversial issues, news, and interesting new resources. (See Details)