Life

Many health-care providers in Nova Scotia are taking the courses to learn how to prescribe gender-affirming hormones or prEP.

New online courses for N.S. doctors speeding up access to gender-affirming hormones

The wait time for 2SLGBTQIA+ patients has gone from nine to three months

17 hours ago

Some panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a memorial to celebrate the lives of people who have died of AIDS-related causes.

Self-test for HIV now available in Canada

Some free tests to be distributed in Nova Scotia as part of a research study

2 days ago

Basketball is one of the AUS sports cancelled for the 2020-21 season.

AUS cancels winter sports season

COVID-19 cases continue to rise, gyms temporarily closed in Halifax

1 week ago

Hand sanitizer being pored on hands that show signs of eczema.

If frequent hand washing is hard on your hands, here's what you can do about it

Dermatologists are seeing more patients with eczema-like symptoms on their hands

2 weeks ago

Madison Stewart (right) adjusts her snorkel mask at a freediving learning session in Dartmouth on March 4.

No gear, no problem for these freedivers

Halifax Freediving Club introduces newcomers to the sport

Mar 15, 2020

Marc Rickard (left) bikes with his daughter Ivy (right) down Portland Street in Dartmouth. They were out for the first day of Winter Bike Week in Halifax, which started Feb. 8.

What does it take to bike in the winter in Halifax?

The Signal meets up with some winter cyclists to see how

Feb 15, 2020

Photo illustration of someone experiencing endometriosis pain

‘We, as a medical system, are failing people with endometriosis’ says gynecologist

New study published in Canadian medical journal says endometriosis patients should be taken more seriously

Feb 14, 2020

The Halifax Mooseheads do yoga to help with mental and physical relaxation before the playoffs in spring 2019.

Hockey and yoga: there is space for both

Aggression is common in men’s hockey and introducing yoga has become part of a larger conversation

Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Souvik Mitra is a neonatologist at the IWK Health Centre.

Halifax researcher seeks 'one unified treatment' for heart condition in preterm babies

Patent ductus arteriosus affects about half of extremely premature babies — and there's no national treatment practice

Feb 3, 2020

Halifax Transit driver Darrell Spurr said brightening someone's day is like watching them unwrap a Christmas present.

Life's an open road for this Halifax bus driver

'If you’re tense all your life, you’re not going to have a very long life'

Feb 2, 2020