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Women and alcohol: to your health?

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Summer 2012
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CWHN Network
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2012
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Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the emotional and physical health effects of alcohol for women. Examines how alcohol is specifically marketed to women, and the consequences for women of the high social acceptance of drinking in our culture. Written by journalist Ann Dowsett Johnson who researched woman and alcohol as a recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy.

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Contains bibliographical references.

Mammography screening: weighing the pros and cons for women’s health

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Ann Silversides
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CWHN Network
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Summer 2012
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Winnipeg, MB

Explains the current issues with mammography scrrening and summarizes the evidence about it. Discusses the recent controversies about the guideline on screening for breast cancer for average-risk women (aged 40 to 79) that was released in late 2011 by The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. This guideline updated screening recommendations made by the Task Force’s predecessor, the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination, in 2001. The focus of the guideline is on mammography screening, but the guideline authors also recommended against clinical breast examination (by physicians) and breast self-examination by patients. 

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Older women and sexuality ... are we still just talking lube?

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Les femmes plus âgées et la sexualité ... parle-t-on encore seulement de lubrification?
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Lyba Spring
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CWHN Network
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Summer 2012
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Winnipeg, MB

Discusses an array of sexual health issues facing older women and looks at the false assumptions society makes about older women’s sexual lives.

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Breast self-examination: what it means and why the thinking about it has changed

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L’auto-examen des seins : ce que cela signifie et pourquoi les opinions ont changé
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Ann Silversides
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Network Magazine, 2012
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Canadian Women's Health Network
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July 2012
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Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the controversies about the guideline on screening for breast cancer for average-risk women (aged 40 to 79) that was updated in late 2011 by The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Explains the issues and summarizes the evidence and current thinking about breast self-examination.

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Film review - Programmed to be Fat

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Recension de film - Programmed to be Fat
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Alex Merrill
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Network Magazine, 2012
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Canadian Women's Health Network
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August 2012
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Winnipeg, MB

Review of the film Programmed to be Fat, directed by Bruce Mohun, written by Bruce Mohun and Helen Slinger, and produced by Sue Ridout, Helen Slinger and Sara Darling for Dreamfilm Productions in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.This documentary examines emerging evidence that chemicals in our environment infiltrate pregnant women’s bodies and “program” their babies to be fat or obese as adults. The film aired on CBC Television’s The Nature of Things on January 12, 2012.

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Book Review - I Feel Great About My Hands

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Anne Rochon Ford
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Network Magazine, 2012
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Canadian Women's Health Network
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August 2012
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Winnipeg, MB

Review of the book I Feel Great About My Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging by Shari Graydon, Douglas & McIntyre Press, 2011. 

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Supporting pregnant and parenting women who use substances: what communities are doing to help

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Canada FASD Research Network’s Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective
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2012
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Vancouver, BC

Profiles the development of single-access programs for supporting pregnant and parenting women who use substances in four different communities, and talks about why this type of program works. Single-access programs seek to provide a range of services under one roof (a “one-stop shop” or “single-access” model), address women’s needs from a holistic perspective, provide practical and emotional support, and strive to reduce barriers to accessing care and support. Each of these four programs also started as a unique network of cross-sectoral partnerships that developed a common vision, values, and goals.

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Plastics industry workers and breast cancer risk: Q & A

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Les travailleuses de l’industrie des matières plastiques et le risque du cancer du sein : Q et R
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
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Toronto, ON

A question and answer format factsheet on the health issues facing women who work in industries, such as the automotive industry, in which they work with plastics. Discusses the risk of developing breast cancer due to these exposures, the current situation with occupational health standards, and what should be done to change those standards.

Incorporating environmental health in clinical medicine

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Stephen J. Genuis (Guest Editor)
Margaret Sears (Guest Editor)
Gerry Schwalfenberg (Guest Editor)
Janette Hope (Guest Editor)
Robin Bernhoft (Guest Editor)
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Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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2012

A special issue of the Journal of Environmental and Public Health focussed on incorporating environmental health into medical practice.

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Articles: Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory in a Danish Population; Solar Radiation and Vitamin D:Mitigating Environmental Factors in Autoimmune Disease; Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury in Sweat: A Systematic Review; Efficacy of Sublingual Immunotherapy versus Subcutaneous Injection Immunotherapy in Allergic Patients; Human Impairment fromLiving near Confined Animal (Hog) Feeding Operations; Changes in Peak Flow Value during Immunotherapy Administration; Environmental Determinants of Chronic Disease and Medical Approaches: Recognition, Avoidance; Supportive Therapy, and Detoxification; A Safe Protocol for Amalgam Removal; Combination of Micronutrients for Bone (COMB) Study: Bone Density after Micronutrient Intervention; Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons; A Review of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ochratoxin A Inhalational Exposure Associated with Human Illness and Kidney Disease including Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis; Human Excretion of Bisphenol A: Blood, Urine, and Sweat (BUS) Study; Mercury Toxicity and Treatment: A Review of the Literature; Psychophysical Evaluation of Achromatic and Chromatic Vision ofWorkers Chronically Exposed to Organic Solvents; A Water-Damaged Home and Health of Occupants: A Case Study; Objective Assessment of an Ionic Footbath (IonCleanse): Testing Its Ability to Remove Potentially Toxic Elements from the Body; What’s Out There aking Us Sick; and The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline pH Diet Benefits Health.

Human fertility under attack: from research to action on phthalates and endocrine disruptors

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Réseau Environnement Santé
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April 10, 2012
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Paris, France

A video of an address by Dr. Shanna Swan to the Assemblée Nationale colloquium on endocrine disruptors, focussing on phtalates and fertility.

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