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  • Young boy with rash

    Meningococcal disease warning

    Two new cases of meningococcal disease – in an infant and a young adult – have been confirmed by the Department of Health in the past week, and are currently recovering in separate hospitals.

  • Logo: Sustainable Health Review

    Sustainable Health Review representatives

    Expressions of interest are now open for Carer and Consumer Reference Group that will support the Sustainable Health Review.

  • Aboriginal child with soap

    Soap helping to reduce trachoma

    More than 200,000 free soap will be offered to communities in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West and Goldfields regions to help reduce the incidence of trachoma and other diseases in regional WA.

  • Product recall sign

    Valpam 5 (diazepam) 5mg tablets recall

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration is recalling all batches of Valpam 5 5 mg tablets supplied in blister packs of 50 tablets due to evidence of medicine tampering.

  • Bill and Jenny Flavel

    Telehealth saves Bill money, miles – and marriage

    Telehealth allows people who are isolated from their specialist or health care worker to carry out their appointment by telephone or high-quality videoconference. Bill Flavel jokes that telehealth might be keeping his marriage together.

  • Product recall sign

    Amlodipine Sandoz tablets recall

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration is recalling one batch of Amlodipine Sandoz tablets (batch number GT3446, expiry date 10/2019).

  • Eggs in a carton

    Rise in food poisoning linked to eggs

    People are reminded to avoid eating raw or partially cooked eggs as a result of a rise in salmonella infections.

  • Smoke haze

    Smoke haze health warning

    Smoke haze from prescribed burns is currently affecting the Perth metropolitan area. It is important to take precautions to avoid exposure to this smoke.

  • Valium tablets

    Valium (diazepam) 5mg tablets recall

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration is recalling all batches of Valium 5 mg tablets supplied in blister packs of 50 tablets.

  • Nurse giving high school student a vaccine

    Free vaccine program helps protect teens from meningococcal disease

    Western Australian teenagers aged 15 to 19 years are encouraged to get the free meningococcal ACWY vaccine to help protect them and others against this serious disease.