A new drug could change her life, but it costs $42K a year

When Renee Higginbotham's wrists started hurting last year, she figured it was because her work-from-home setup didn't have the proper ergonomics.Eventually, the Cornwall, P.E.I. resident decided to see a doctor. In October, she was diagnosed with a form of scleroderma,...

Lack of follow-up care led to ‘serious’ decline in veteran who killed family, himself: judge

The Afghanistan veteran with severe post-traumatic stress disorder who killed his family and himself within four months of leaving an in-patient psychiatric program would have needed follow-up care to stay healthy, the Lionel Desmond fatality inquiry heard Wednesday.  View original...

This woman lost her sight — but now she has frightening visions

A Nova Scotia woman has been experiencing visual hallucinations following the loss of her sight. View original article here Source

Atlantic bubble 2.0 expected to begin by April 19, premiers say

The second iteration of the Atlantic bubble is expected to begin by April 19, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced on Thursday. The news sparked a cheery banter between Atlantic provinces government Twitter accounts which traded gifs expressing their excitement...

Canada needs national data on how veterans respond to PTSD treatment, fatality inquiry hears

The inquiry into the triple murder-suicide of veteran Lionel Desmond heard Thursday about the need to gather countrywide data to see whether the treatment veterans are getting for post-traumatic stress disorder has been successful.  View original article here Source

Prioritizing people with specific conditions for COVID vaccine slows race for herd immunity: N.S.’s top doctor

Advocates want governments to prioritize vaccinating people with disabilities. Some Canadian provinces plan to do so, but Nova Scotia isn't one of them. The province's chief medical officer of health says prioritizing specific groups based on health conditions would slow...

Nova Scotia introduces new restrictions as 10 new cases reported

Nova Scotians are facing a host of new restrictions as the province tries to stem an increase in COVID-19 cases.Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest number the province has seen since Jan. 6,...

Firefighters should be able to help in medical emergencies, chief says

Firefighters should be able to work as medical first responders during the pandemic if they get the right personal protective equipment, the head of the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia said Tuesday.Daniel Gaudet spoke to CBC News after hearing...

1 in 4 seniors in New Brunswick take sleeping pills. A new study is offering an alternative

Ken Gallant was taking medication for sleeping and anxiety when he had a scary experience driving on a busy street that ultimately led to him losing his license. "I was passing out. All of a sudden I looked at the traffic light...

Vaccines intended for N.S., N.B. to be diverted to Northern Canada

The federal government is diverting portions of vaccine shipments from at least two provinces to help supply Canada's north.  Provincial health officials in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick said Friday that some doses planned for their provinces would instead go to Canada's northern territories....
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