A Canadian research team, including researchers in Halifax at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, was the first to use gene therapy in 2017 to treat patients with Fabry disease, a rare chronic illness that can damage major organs and shorten lives.
In response to the recently announced case of the UK variant of COVID-19 in New Minas and a few positive cases in the Sackville area, where the source of infection is unknown, Public Health is increasing its testing capacity in these locations to provide more opportunities for the community to get tested.
Food security is a top priority for the Community Health Boards (CHBs) in Eastern Nova Scotia. After seeing the need in their communities, CHB volunteers Mary Desmond and Shaunna Scott decided to take action.
The Nova Scotia Brotherhood is an innovative part of the Nova Scotia Health system that helps provide health services and advice tailored for African Nova Scotian men. Today Brendan welcomes Mario Rolle (Team Lead, Nova Scotia Brotherhood) to talk about the challenges and barriers to healthcare for black men in Nova Scotia and what we can do to change it.