Health Strategy to Improve Lives By Fighting Ear Disease

Western Australian children will receive better ear health with the introduction of a new program to battle chronic ear disease. The Western Australian Child Ear Health Strategy will provide better ear health care in remote communities through multiple agency service planning, strengthened community partnerships, funding and improved co-ordination. It will provides greater consistency and co-ordination…

Children’s Hospital Lead Contamination Caused by Valve Corrosion

The WA Chief Health Officer Tarun Weeramanthri has just completed a month-long review at Perth’s Children’s Hospital to develop recommendations for dealing with the issue of lead in the water supply. The review has found the lead contamination was caused by the dezincification of brass fittings within the Thermostatic Mixing Valve Assembly Boxes, located near…

New Funding for Neurotrauma Research to Improve Rehab After Car Crashes

Neurotrauma research programs in Western Australia will receive new funding to improve rehabilitation and independence for people injured in car crashes. The Insurance Commission of Western Australia will provide two neurotrauma research projects up to $100,000 through the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research’s Neurotrauma Research Program for neurotrauma research. The first project will focus…

Regional Australia to Receive Grants to Boost Medical Practice and Training

Health professionals will have the opportunity to complete their training in regional Australia, following funding grants for general practices in regional Australia. Federal Assistant Minister for Health Dr David Gillespie announced the funds of more than $13 million Coalition Government funding to enable health professionals to get hands-on training in regional communities. It includes grants…

Perth Children’s Hospital Lead Level Testing

Perth Children’s Hospital has recently undergone formal testing under Chief Health Officer approved protocols. The State Government called on the CHO to oversee and manage lead levels in the potable water system and provide advice on treatment strategies to remediate the lead issue. The results showed 74 per cent compliance. Lead levels have improved after…

State Government Invest To Prevent Breast Cancer

A hand held imaging device created in WA to lower the number of breast cancer patients is being commercialised in the State as the starting point for local researchers and innovators to bring their innovations to market. The device will help reduce the amount of surgery needed by breast cancer sufferers and the State Government’s…

Government Launches Free Meningococcal Vaccine for Teens

WA teenagers are being encouraged to take advantage of the free meningococcal vaccine to help protect themselves and others from contracting the disease. Teenagers are the most at-risk of contracting the disease and passing it on to others, including young children. The three-year plan will target 15-19 year olds, to try and mitigate this disease’s…

Guildford Says No to McDonalds

Click on the player above to watch the story in the newscast. A concert is being held in Guildford next weekend to raise awareness of the Say No to McDonalds in Guildford campaign, run by residents who do not want the fast food chain to be built in their town. Claire Scanlan, who runs the…

Celebrating 20 Years of Breast Cancer Research

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic fun run, which has raised over $30 million for breast cancer research since it started. The National Breast Cancer Foundation relies on community events such as this one, as they receive no government funding. National Breast Cancer Foundation CEO Sarah Hosking…