Screening tests

What you should know about medical screening

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English
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Online
Author: 
Alan Cassels
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The Tyee
Publication Date: 
June 20, 2011

A series of articles by the author of Seeking Sickness and co-author of Selling Sickness, examining the issues of unnecessary medical screening. Argues that pharmaceutical companies are driving the increased push for screening. 

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Private health screening: what to think about when you’re thinking about screening tests

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The website of a group of doctors in Britain concerned about the safety and the ethics of private screening tests, and about companies who advertise those tests. Includes resources to help people decide whether or not to take a screening test.

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Women's health and public policy

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English
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Vol. 10, Issue 1, Special Issue
Publisher: 
Women's Health & Urban Life
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This special issue aims to highlight some of the forces that shape women’s health outcomes. Among these forces are the social determinants of health  such as income, housing, education, and employment, among others, as well as gender, race and other social locations, and also the broader social, political and economic forces that influence and constrain women’s health and their opportunities for achieving health. Another aim is to stimulate discussion on public policies that would promote women’s health and help reduce the social and economic marginalization of women. This issue also examines how cities are platforms for the uneven distribution of resources and opportunities for health, and that public policies must be developed to address these issues.

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Contains bibliographical references. Table of contents: Editor's Introduction - TOBA BRYANT (University of Toronto at Scarborough) - Revisiting the 'Dual Welfare State': Sickness, Injury & Unemployment Programs in Two 'Liberal' Regimes MAUREEN BAKER (University of Auckland) - Unsafe and Unacceptable Housing: Health & Policy Implications for Women Leaving Violent Relationships NATASHA JATEGAONKAR (BC Non-Profit Housing Association), PAMELA PONIC (University of British Columbia) - Applying Intersectionality & Complexity Theory to Address the Social Determinants of Women's Health ELIZABETH McGIBBON (St. Francis Xavier University), CHARMAINE McPHERSON (St. Francis Xavier University) - Social Determinants of Urban Indian Women's Health Status JYOTSANA SHUKLA (Amity University, India) - Structural Violence in Long-term Residential Care PAT ARMSTRONG (York University), HUGH ARMSTRONG (Carleton University), ALBERT BANERJEE (York University), TAMARA DALY (York University), MARTA SZEBEHELY (Stockholm University)
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