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The documented health risks, projected consequences, and citizen efforts to halt this new revolution
10 May, 2019 | 0:00:00 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week's Global Research News Hour presents a review of some of the adverse health impacts associated with the new generation of Wireless networks, known as 5G. In the first half hour, Meg Sears PhD, Chair of Prevent Cancer Now, presents some of the solid peer-reviewed research on the known health risks of Wireless Technology that are being ignored or...
Seeking recognition as third gender
04 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the Luo culture, intersex babies were traditionally killed. Marashan Rayah tried to protect her child from stigma by keeping his [preferred pronoun] condition secret. That didn't work. Her child, Darlan Rukih, has finally come out publicly as intersex, someone with both male and female genitals and hormones. After many years of trying to hide and fathering a son, he...
Youth Helping Youth in Kenya
20 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The German World Population Fund (DSW) supports youth peer education on sexual health in several African countries. In Kenya, this included a pageant to crown a Mr. and Miss Y2Y.
In the United States, morning-after pills are available - for now
23 Dec, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

According to Time Magazine, women are stocking up on emergency contraception since Trump appointed 2 members to the Supreme Court. Program reviews the long and controversial process of getting it made available without a prescription and speculates on its near future.
One of the first electrical appliances ever marketed
09 Dec, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1999, historian of technology Rachel Maines published The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction. By 2011, this history had spawned a documentary, a play, and a feature film. Program features a humorous but scientific talk by Maines, followed by excerpts from a press conference about Hysteria.
A new wave of youth infections - and a new prevention drug
26 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Sub-Saharan Africa has the lion's share of HIV infections and related deaths. These countries are turning greater attention on issues of youth - those born with the infection, and those who may be acquiring it through sex. Kenya is working on youth education and also becoming a leader in the prophylactic use of anti-retroviral drugs for those most at risk....
Activists' work led to success
11 Nov, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In May 2018, the Irish voted to repeal the 8th Amendment to their Constitution, which had placed the life of a pregnant woman and the life of her foetus on an equal footing, leading to problems in physicians' decision-making, maternal deaths and severe penalties for abortion. Shortly before the vote, three women who worked on different aspects of the Yes...
How America hobbles healthcare aid abroad
22 Oct, 2018 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On his first day in office, Trump reinstated and expanded the Global Gag Rule against recipients of US healthcare aid performing or speaking about abortions. Where did this rule come from and what does it do?
From science to mythology, history to culture, a pharmaceutical look at cutting-edge topics.
14 Sep, 2018 | 0:29:51 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | The Med Thread

What do *you* know about biological drugs? In this episode of The Med Thread, produced by the School of Pharmacy at Memorial University of Newfoundland in partnership with CHMR-FM, local pharmacist Sheldon Baines, a specialist in biological drugs from BioScript Pharmacy, joins Cathy and Mike to chat about these 'made from life' medications: how they help patients reclaim their livelihood;...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF OCTOBER 7, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this second part of her 2005 interview, Ross focuses on how the Reproductive Justice movement has been built up as a collaboration between reproductive rights and racial justice activism. She advises that although Roe v Wade may be overturned by the US Supreme Court, "they can't put the toothpaste back in the tube."
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 30, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this interview, Ross begins with her personal story of needing reproductive justice, and goes on to tell stories of pioneering organizing for real reproductive choice and the sexist, racist and classist moves by US politicians to control the bodies of women and of all people of color. The interview took place in 2005, but all the struggles are ongoing...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 16, 2018
07 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Conclusion of 2-part interview with biologist Karen Messing about gendered research on gendered work and its effects on health and stress. Both parts are full of examples.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 9, 2018
07 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

This is the first of two half-hours of an extensive interview with Professor Messing about how gendered the most common professions are, what generally-ignored factors cause physical and mental health problems for women at work in various professions, and what can and cannot be changed about this in the contemporary milieu. She makes the point that Europeans, especially the French,...
From science to mythology, history to culture, a pharmaceutical look at cutting-edge topics.
14 Aug, 2018 | 0:41:42 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | The Med Thread

Dr. John Weber, pharmacologist, neuroscientist and cannabis expert and associate professor with the Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Pharmacy, joins co-hosts Mike Chong and Dr. Cathy Balsom of the School of Pharmacy's Medication Therapy Services (MTS) Clinic to discuss everything from chemical compounds, types of cannabis and their effects on the body, to how research following legalization will help...
From science to mythology, history to culture, a pharmaceutical look at cutting-edge topics.
08 Aug, 2018 | 0:29:13 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | The Med Thread

You're a teddy bear without stuffing: you're anemic. Ever wonder how you got that way, and how you can get your stuffing back? Will you ever feel rested again? Join co-hosts Mike Chong and Dr. Cathy Balsom of the School of Pharmacy's Medication Therapy Services (MTS) Clinic to find out!
From science to mythology, history to culture, a pharmaceutical look at cutting-edge topics.
24 Jul, 2018 | 0:31:45 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | The Med Thread

Greeks and Egyptians developed sleeping potions using the opium poppy — the same potion that put Dorothy to sleep in The Wizard of Oz. European apothecaries in the Middle Ages stocked spongia somnifera, a medieval anesthesia soaked in wine and herbs. Today, Z-drugs are among the most popular sleep remedies. Join co-hosts Mike Chong and Dr. Cathy Balsom of the...
On rights and competencies of birthing mothers and newborns
06 May, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Interview with Elena Skoko, activist for rights and dignity of mothers and babies in birth. She talks about birthing practices based on science, dignity and choice. She gave birth to her daughter in Bali at a birthing centre, with midwife Ibu Robin Lim in attendance.
Between Patriarchy and Biology, What Can You Do?
04 Mar, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Playwright Carolyn Gage performing one of her Sermons for a Lesbian Tent Revival. This one has great relevance for non-lesbians as well. She titles it "The Real L-Words" and first discusses the poverty of our words to distinguish among many forms of love and lists alternative words. Then she talks about the brain chemistry at work when we "fall in...
Preparing for needs of women and children
31 Dec, 2017 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At a panel on Women and Climate Change at the American Public Health Association's 2017 conference, women professionals with disaster experience gave strong advice for improving disaster response, including childcare, elder care, protections against violence, and more.
Our uteruses, our rules
02 Oct, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

US-based nurse practitioner and midwife Mary Lou Singleton discusses how women can gain power over their reproductive health and decision-making despite living in late-stage patriarchy. She says liberals and conservatives both have their own slant on controlling women's bodies and limiting their choices
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