Les Centres d'excellence pour la santé des femmes

Les Centres d'excellence pour la santé des femmes

“I built my house of hope:” best practices to safely house abused and homeless women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Leslie Tutty et al.
Publisher: 
Resolve Alberta
Publication Date: 
2009

Recommends best practices to safely house abused and homeless women, based on reviews of current practices and interviews with women from across Canada who had been abused by partners and homeless at some point in their lives.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Out of the shadows at last: transforming mental health, mental illness and addiction services in Canada

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De l’ombre à la lumière : la transformation des services concernant la santé mentale, la maladie mentale, et la toxicomanie au Canada
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Paper
Online
Author: 
The Senate of Canada
Publisher: 
Government of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Antidepressants linked to cancer risk in women, research bias is suggested

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Antidepressants may be linked to a slight increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers, even at low doses, according to the results of a new systematic review. The increased risk is particularly stronger for women taking newer, selective-serotonin re-uptake inhibitor drugs (SSRIs) compared to older antidepressants.

The Harvard University researcher, Lisa Cosgrove, also found a possible bias in the research studies that she reviewed. In her review of 61 studies, she found that all independent studies saw a connection between antidepressants and breast cancer, while most of the company-sponsored studies did not mention any link.

Read the article in PloS ONE: Antidepressants and Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk: A Review of the Literature and Researchers' Financial Associations with Industry

CTV reports on the bias suggested by the research: Study suggests bias in antidepressant, cancer research

See the story on the reseach in Bloomberg: Breast-Cancer Link to Paxil Drug Category Found in Antidepressant Research

Read the commentary on Pharmalot:  Antidepressants, Breast Cancer & Industry Studies

Mental health and pregnancy: an exploration of issues regarding the use of prescription medications

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Santé mentale et grossesse : Un examen des questions relatives à l’usage des médicaments d’ordonnance
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Lejla Halilovich
Azar Mehrabadi
Barbara Mintzes
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
December 2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Summarizes findings from a three-part project conducted by Women and Health Protection (at the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health) examining issues surrounding use of prescription memdications for treating depressions during pregnancy.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The caregiver’s handbook: a helping hand for friends and family giving care in Nova Scotia

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Manuel du soignant : Une main tendue aux familles et aux amis qui fournissent des soins en
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Healthy Balance Research Program
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Nova Scotia

Contains tools, tips, and resources intended to help and support informal and family caregivers in Nova Scotia. Arose from the work of The Healthy Balance Research Program in Nova Scotia. The Atlantic Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health was one of the research program partners.

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ISBN: 0-9689876-6-4
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Includes bibliographical references.
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