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Gestational diabetes and First Nations women: a literature review  
http://www.naho.ca/documents/fnc/english/gestational_diabetes_first_nations_women.pdf

Explains why the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus is higher among First Nations than non-First Nations women and what the effects are on women and their children.

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Published: 2009
Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada  
http://healthcouncilcanada.ca/en/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=139&category_id=9&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=170

A report based on a series of seven regional sessions across Canada that were organized to learn what programs and strategies are making a difference in the health of Aboriginal mothers and young children. A large proportion of participants were frontline health care workers and the commentary offers a window into the experiences and insights of people who work with and provide care to Aboriginal women and young children. The goal of the report is to create a better understanding of and support for programs and initiatives that have the potential to reduce health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

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Published: 2011
Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada (in Inuktitut)  
http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/docs/rpts/2011/abhealth/HCC_AboriginalHealth_FINAL_Inuktitut.pdf

A report in Inuktitut based on a series of seven regional sessions across Canada that were organized to learn what programs and strategies are making a difference in the health of Aboriginal mothers and young children. A large proportion of participants were frontline health care workers and the commentary offers a window into the experiences and insights of people who work with and provide care to Aboriginal women and young children. The goal of the report is to create a better understanding of and support for programs and initiatives that have the potential to reduce health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

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Published: 2011
Myth: whole-body screening is an effective way to detect hidden cancers  
http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/Migrated/PDF/11491_newsletter_en.pdf

Discusses how whole body screening (e.g. Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans) is promoted to healthy people as preventative health care, while the evidence shows it offers no proven health benefits and exposes people to unnecessary health risks.

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Published: 2009
What’s in a scan? How well are consumers informed about the benefits and harms related to screening technology (CT and PET Scans) in Canada?  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National_Office_Pubs/2009/Whats_in_a_Scan.pdf

Argues that private clinics selling high-tech services to screen healthy people for disease could be harming Canadians and placing an undue burden on the public health system.

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Published: 2009