Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) researchers at the QEII Health Sciences Centre have received a $1.4 million grant towards eliminating the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the province. The grant, from Gilead Sciences Inc., SCALE (SCreening Access and Linkage to carE) program, supports a project initiated and led by principal investigator Dr. Lisa Barrett.
In early July, a small but mighty group of novice researchers met for the first time to decide what community-based research question they wanted to pursue in relation to the health of the Preston Township.
Timely access to health services related to gender transition is critical. People going through a gender transition often face stigma, discrimination and loss of support networks, which can lead to depression and poor mental health.
With summer upon us, many Nova Scotians will head to the many beautiful beaches, trails, parks and wooded areas located around the province. But as our time spent outdoors increases, so does the chance of coming into contact with ticks.
A collaboration between NSHA Public Health and multiple partners has produced a report to increase knowledge about active transportation and health trends in the Halifax region. Establishing a Baseline: Active Transportation & Health Indicators in the Halifax Region explores how active transportation, which refers to any form of human-powered transportation including walking and cycling, has improved physical and mental health at a relatively low cost in the Halifax region, in addition to positive environmental impacts.