Risk factors

Risk factors

A population at risk

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Judith Elizabeth Pilowsky
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses immigrant women, refugee women and visible minority women and mental health. Identifies factors that constitute stress in the lives of these women and so create a vulnerability to psychosomatic problems. Explores how the needs addressed can be met. 

 

 

 

Silicone breast implants back on the market: Serious health risks have not been addressed

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Shari Graydon
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Discusses how by sanctioning silicone breast implants, our health regulators are essentially medicalizing a dangerous fashion fad.

What makes people vulnerable to HIV infection?

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English
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Online
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Canadian Public Health Association
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses how various 'determinants of health' play a role in causing some Canadians to be at a higher risk of contracting HIV infection.

Summary report: early reproductive events and breast cancer workshop

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English
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Online
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National Cancer Institute
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

Summarizes the epidemiologic, clinical and animal studies findings related to early reproductive events and breast cancer risk.

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A life course approach to women's health

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Diana Kuh (ed.)
Rebecca Hardy (ed.)
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at the social and biological risk factors (in early and later life) for women's health throughout her life span.

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ISBN 0192632892
WOMH.A53 2002 (CWHN Offices)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Hereditary breast cancer

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English
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Paper
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Canadian Cancer Society
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information about hereditary breast cancer to help women understand whether they might be at increased risk of developing breast cancer and need to seek more information from their doctor.

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Results from phase II of the enhanced surveillance of sexually transmitted diseases among Winnipeg street-involved youth study

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Carole M. Beaudoin
Publisher: 
Manitoba Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among street youth and the behavioural and social risk factors that place them at risk for infection.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Sexual power and HIV risk, South Africa

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Audrey E. Pettifor
Diana M. Measham
Helen V. Rees
Nancy S. Padian
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Examines how gender power inequities play a key role in the HIV epidemic through their effects on women's power in sexual relationships.

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ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)

Physical activity and risk of breast cancer

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English
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Online
Author: 
Christine Friedenreich
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Alberta Centre for Active Living
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Describes a study that found women who had been athletic during young adulthood were found to experience a reduced lifetime incidence of breast cancer.

Research indicates long-term risk to women's health not fully addressed in FDA clinical trials: conclusions from symposium on th

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English
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National Organization for Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
United States

Discusses the safety and effectiveness of silicone gel-filled breast implants.

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BREA.R43 2003
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