Health

A senior is helped into a car after a flu shot, which is not mandatory.

Should a COVID-19 mass vaccination program be mandatory?

'There will be a backlash if you make it mandatory,' says one expert

Dec 16, 2020

Kevin Buakuma-Sayers is stranded in Halifax this holiday season

Students stranded in Halifax for the holidays find new ways to celebrate

Travel restrictions keep students from family during holiday season

Dec 11, 2020

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

Dec 3, 2020

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

Nov 25, 2020

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

Nov 23, 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

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

Eggplant, steaming hot from the oven.

New kosher cooking class invites you to take a bite out of Jewish culture

The food industry has seen a surge in kosher food, and this new cooking series explores what keeping kosher is really like

Jan 28, 2020

NSHA says regular testing and safe-sex practices are effective  ways to prevent syphilis.

Syphilis infections in the province are on the rise. Is there a strategy to fight it?

Researcher and Halifax Sexual Health Clinic push to normalize blood-borne STI testing

Jan 27, 2020