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Profiles: access to abortion in Alantic Canada

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Valerie Kilfoil
Edition: 
Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights the struggle to access abortion in atlantic Canada. Discusses issues of access and misinformation. 

Do seniors get good health care?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Lee Stones
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Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an up-front look at some of the pressing issues facing seniors today. Illustrates a general dissatisfaction with doctors and the quality of health care services.  

Through the medical maze

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Barbara Mintzes
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Vol 8, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is a guide on how to critically read medical literature. List of glossary terms included. 

Food for profit: learning at the supermarket

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
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Vol 8, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shows how to turn the supermarket into a classroom. Introduces the supermarket tour, a tool to help consumers understand the global food system while walking through a supermarket. 

 

Getting rid of the crab

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Madeline Boscoe
Connie Clement
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Troubles with tampons

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joanne Fairhart Houlden
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses dangers of tampon use; under researched and lack of information available from companies; chemicals, toxic shock syndrome; government inaction; alternatives to tampons.


 

 

Health literacy portal

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English
Translated Title: 
Le Portail de la littératie en santé
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Public Health Association

An Internet portal is designed to provide easy access to key information about health literacy in Canada for health professionals, researchers and interested individuals. Features the Expert Panel on Health Literacy’s final report as well as links to other key Canadian and international health literacy resources.

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Available online.

It's your health: the safety of compact flourescent lamps

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English
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Online
Author: 
Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
May 2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

More and more Canadians are replacing regular incandescent light bulbs with more energy-efficient products, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). While CFLs are being promoted because they are energy-efficient, their use has also raised health concerns.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN9781100159782

Give it to me now: sexual health information and services for older youth in British Columbia

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English
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Emily Falk
Ann Pederson
Elizabeth Stanger
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on a study that explored the sexual health information and service needs of young adults beyond adolescence (ages 19-30).

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Health attitudes, health cognitions, and health behaviors among Internet health information seekers: population-based survey

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Mohan J Dutta-Bergman
Publisher: 
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Demonstrates that people who gather information on the Internet are more health-oriented than non-users of Internet health information.

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ISSN 14388871
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Includes bibliographical references.
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