Health research

Health research

Battling interstitial cystitis

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Anne-Marie Conolly
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses interstitial cystitis, a bladder disease that is becoming more frequent in women, is under-diagnosed and not often talked about. Explains symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and what it is like to live with the disease. 

 

 

 


A natural resource

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Leslie Ayre-Jaschke
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding. Lists the political, medical and journalistic work necessary to support women and make breastfeeding a viable option. 

Cool news for hot flashers

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Ann Voda
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the clinical research and personal experience that informs  about hot flashes. Normalizes the experience of hot flashes. Encourages further research and understanding. 

Breast milk : an untold story

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Jeanne Jabanoski
Edition: 
Vol 6, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article identifies the chemical hazards of breast feeding. Advocates for women to take control of their own health. List of resources.

Radiation - answers to your questions

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Jennifer Penney
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article exposes the mystery of radiation in a question and answer format; attempts to lay out a basic understanding of how radiation works; discusses how radiation affects our bodies; how radiation can cure as well as cause cancer; birth defects and radiation; discusses concerns with X-rays; uranium, nuclear weapons; how to reduce exposure.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (US)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Policy development

An independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.  The IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, whose aim is to help those in government and the private sector make informed health decisions by providing evidence upon which they can rely.  Many of the studies that the IOM undertakes begin as specific mandates from Congress; still others are requested by federal agencies and independent organizations. The IOM also convenes a series of forums, roundtables, and standing committees, as well as other activities, to facilitate discussion, discovery, and critical, cross-disciplinary thinking.

Primary Telephone: 
202-334-2000
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
iomwww@nas.edu
Street Address: 
The Keck Center
Addt'l Street Address: 
500 Fifth Street, NW
City: 
Washington, DC
Country: 
USA

Wellesley Institute

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy
Policy development

The Wellesley Institute advances population health through rigorous research, pragmatic policy solutions, social innovation, and community action.

Primary Telephone: 
416-972-1010
Email Address: 
http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/contact-us/
Street Address: 
45 Charles Street East, #101
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4Y 1S2
Country: 
Canada

Gender matters: Institute of Gender and Health strategic plan 2009-2012

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English
Translated Title: 
Le genre a de l’importance: Plan strategique de l’ISFH 2009-2012
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Maps a course for the strategic activities of the IGH from 2009 to 2012, through the Institute’s annual allocation of strategic funding. This money will be directed toward capacity building and supporting priority research areas. Additional dollars will be acquired by leveraging partnerships and working collaboratively with others.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-662-06485-5

Gender medicine

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University

The peer-reviewed journal of the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.

Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research

A non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the differences of every aspect of normal function in men and women, and the ways in which a greater understanding of these differences can revolutionize the investigation and the treatment of illness. Their goal is to educate physicians and the public about this important new field and to fund scientific research which takes these differences into account. Put simply, a recognition of gender differences is crucial to improving the health of both men and women.

Primary Telephone: 
(212) 737-5663
Secondary Telephone: 
(212) 737-6306
Email Address: 
gender.medicine@gmail.com
Street Address: 
903 Park Avenue, Suite 2A
City: 
New York
Province: 
NY
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10075
Country: 
USA
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