Women`S Health

What's Missing From Our Mission To End Malaria?

Plan International Canada | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

When it comes to global killers, malaria is one of our planet's deadliest perpetrators. In fact, half of the world's population -- 3.2 billion people -- is at risk. In 2016, one child died from malaria every two minutes. Like so many of our most pervasive diseases, malaria is even deadlier for women and children.

What It's Like To Have An Abortion, By 4 People Who Have Had One

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Living

"I still wonder who that child would have been."

Abortion Debate Poisoned By 'Pro-Choice' And 'Pro-Life' Labels

James Di Fiore | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

Abortion is probably the most divisive, complex issue in modern times. Perhaps, by erasing the pro-choice/pro-life labels, we can succumb to a more rational, less polarized dialogue where demonization becomes a relic from the past.

We Must Break Down Barriers Women Still Face To Access Proper Nutrition

Development Unplugged | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Approximately one billion women globally are malnourished. This means that just over one in three women globally are not getting the proper nutrients they need nor are they able to provide adequate nutrition to their children.

Health Research Needs To Put Women's Issues On The Agenda

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Throughout my medical training, I have been struck by the failure to better differentiate women from men in terms of our health, risk of disease and drug metabolism. Often, women are contemplated as "mini-men."

This Surgery Is Helping Restore Women's Lives

Brett Tarver | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Impact
Brett Tarver

The impact of a fistula can be nothing short of devastating. Women are unable to control their flow of urine or feces, sometimes, both. A woman is aware of the resulting odour, and she feels ashamed -- often to the point of denying herself food and water to stem the flow. Malnutrition and dehydration can result.

Focus On The Positives To Truly Fall In Love With Your Body

Caroline Topperman | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Living
Caroline Topperman

I believe that if you are constantly putting yourself down and trying to achieve unattainable results, then you probably won't succeed (or at least not the way you want to) at keeping a consistent beauty routine, having a wardrobe you love or sticking with a fitness routine.

My Family Carried Me Through My Cancer Diagnosis

Tammy Taylor | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Alberta
Tammy Taylor

The notion that cancer touches everyone is true. The burden on the family is as great as the burden on the individual. But, the notion that out of hardship comes unexpected blessings is also true. Any cancer patient I have ever talked to expresses, in one way or another, the gifts that come from the diagnosis. It changes both the person and the family.

Hop On The Healthy Food Bowl Trend

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

We're all about ease and simplicity when it comes to mealtime. And what could be easier than a recipe that combines your protein, grains and vegetables in one dish? The trend to eat out of a bowl is widespread. It can be seen in restaurants, on take-out-menus, and home kitchens from coast-to-coast.

Netherlands To Counter Trump With Global Abortion Fund

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Politics

The minister aims to "compensate this financial setback as much as possible.''

How To Create A Health Strategy For Long-Term Results

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Are you constantly on and off your fitness horse? Instead of getting back on and hoping for different results, rethink your strategy. Ask yourself, "What has and has not worked in the past?" Pinpoint the valuable lessons and work to reproduce successful approaches. Abandon anything else.

How To Do A Science-Based Holiday Detox

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

As we soak up the festive spirit, most of us find that our self-control and restraints become lax. Intoxicated by excessive holiday eating and drinking, we may begin to plan for an improved version of ourselves in the New Year. To set out a science based plan, we first must define what is meant by the term "Detoxification."

You Need To Love Yourself

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

Pushing yourself and trying new things are all part of the weight loss transformation journey. It is all about the journey, never the destination. I now know that I can always work on certain aspects in my life and still continue to love myself. Whether it is trying new workouts or meditating, I will always be developing into a better person.

6 Scary Truths About Hair Loss

Alan J. Bauman | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Style
Alan J. Bauman

Despite recent advances in understanding and treating hair loss, there is still unfortunately an abundance of misinformation and misconceptions surrounding what exactly causes hair loss, who is at risk, and how to treat it.

I Needed A Lifestyle Change, Not A Diet

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

I went to a bunch of professionals and they would give me diets that include lots of vegetables, lot of salads and stuff that I just wouldn't eat. My mentality was why eat something, if I don't enjoy it? What is the point to that? So as I have done with most of my life decisions, I did it MY way.

Too Many Women Still Die During Pregnancy And Childbirth

Loubna Belaid | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Loubna Belaid

Every day approximately 830 mothers around the world die due to pregnancy and childbirth complications. Most of these are preventable deaths. That's why improving childbirth outcomes was a critical issue at the recent G7 Health Ministers meeting attended by Canada.

I Want My Son To Grow Up In A World Free Of Deadly Epidemics

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Caroline Riseboro

This time of year, parents are acutely aware of the complexities of raising a child. But imagine if another variable -- a potentially deadly disease -- could affect your child at any moment. For millions of people around the world, uncertainty is a daily reality.

I'm Cold, Tired And Depressed: Is Something Wrong With My Thyroid?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the throat just below your Adam's apple. Its function is to take iodine that is found in foods and convert it to T4 and T3. Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism.

PMDD Symptoms Turned My Period Into An Emotional Write-Off

Tara Mandarano | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Tara Mandarano

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is like PMS on steroids; it's not just a bad mood or feeling over-emotional for a few hours. It's an ongoing pattern of severe premenstrual symptoms (both physical and psychological) that interfere with your daily life and relationships.

A Leading Cause Of Hair Loss And Breakage Is, Well, You

Alan J. Bauman | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Alan J. Bauman

Genetics are often to blame for hair loss, and rightfully so, at least in many cases. But while genetics are the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women, for some, hair loss can be caused by a variety of other reasons.

Is It Bad To Work Out Every Day?

Christie Preston | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Living
Christie Preston

When you use exercise as a counter for poor nutritional choices -- like my pint of ice cream a day habit during the marathon summer - it is almost impossible to do successfully. It is super simple to consume 100 empty calories, working them off however is a completely different story.

How To Expertly Navigate Menopause

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

A more useful framework to describe reproductive aging is the concept of the menopause transition and the various stages from early peri-menopause to late post-menopause. This framework is based on the clinical history, including bleeding pattern and symptoms. However, testing hormone levels may help to confirm the stage.

This Is Such A Good Idea, Period

Oxfam Canada | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Oxfam Canada

A new how-to manual for aid workers lays out the issues and practical steps that all must take to ensure women's sexual and reproductive health and rights, including menstrual health that is a precursor to preventing and mitigating gender based violence. Included in these guidelines is a specific requirement to ensure dignified access to hygiene-related materials.

300 Years Of Adult Disposable Underwear

Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Living

The fascinating evolution of adult disposable diapers. From the AOL Partner Studio

Abolishing Hospital Visiting Hours Would Respect Patients' Needs

Jennifer Lavallee | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Alberta
Jennifer Lavallee

By the end of this year, visiting hours will no longer exist in Saskatchewan hospitals. In early May, the province decided family members will soon be allowed to sit by their loved one's side, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, should they so desire. Personally, I hope my own province is taking note.