The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath), a national study investigating how genetics, environment, lifestyle, and behaviour contribute to the development of chronic disease and cancer, have named Dr. Robin Urquhart the new Scientific Director of the Atlantic regional cohort - the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Study (Atlantic PATH)
Jason Bremner with files from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $3.34 million in research to understand the health impacts of extended periods of inactivity and the effectiveness of preventative measures to mitigate the impact of inactivity on our health.
The herculean efforts and adaptability required to quickly transition to online medical education have been extensively documented and celebrated, but almost one year later, we know very little about how this sudden shift has affected the education of future physicians.
Atlantic Canada has the highest rate of sleeping pill use among older adults, with New Brunswick leading the way. The Canadian average is 10 per cent of people 65 and older regularly using sleeping pills. In New Brunswick the rate is 25 per cent.
Faculty of Medicine
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2L4L5