The Australian National Health and Medical Council examined the use of e-cigarettes and found that those who smoke electronically are more likely to turn to tobacco.
Going on a holiday has a a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing and can even benefit people with dementia, Perth researchers have found.
A NSW inquiry is examining a bill designed to give medicinal cannabis users a defence against drug driving charges for taking their prescribed medication.
A holistic cancer treatment centre set to support WA patients fighting the insidious disease will honour Perth girl Milli Lucas, who lost her battle with brain cancer and captured hearts across Australia.
The State Administrative Tribunal has passed judgement on an aged care nurse who put dozens of vulnerable elderly residents at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Legionella bacteria has returned to a busy Perth hospital.
Doctors are worried about a savage flu season ripping through the WA community this winter, fearing the virus could return with a vengeance after being suppressed by COVID-19.
A commonly prescribed treatment for type 2 diabetes could present a risk of birth defects in boys whose fathers are taking the drug, a study has found.
Australians suffering from a severe form of eczema will save tens of thousands of dollars after a new listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
A series of promising clinical trials, growing global demand and a new wave of government support has seen WA’s psychedelic medicine industry reach new highs.
With over 1 million active cases in Australia, it’s the question on the mind of every West Aussie – what do I need to prepare for when the border opens on February 5 and COVID-19 enters the community?
A rapid sepsis test in development by WA scientists could help prevent tragic deaths - with the project very personal for one of the researchers.
Desperate to kick a cold? A new research survey suggests this common element could speed up your recovery
Australian Medical Association boss Omar Khorshid has hit out against States for pausing elective surgeries as hospital systems buckle under the latest wave of COVID-19.
Antibodies from a llama called Winter have blunted the virulence of coronavirus infections, including variants, in laboratory testing, Belgian researchers say.
A drug usually used to treat type 2 diabetes is becoming a game changer for Australians looking to lose weight. Michele Hynes, who has lost 22 kilos, says it has totally changed her life.
My ideal last day involves catching a 20kg pink snapper and watching my two live-in carers — the granddaughters of Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer — prepare it for dinner. But that seems unlikely.
Health authorities in WA have ‘discarded’ hundreds of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, prompting opposition health spokeswoman Libby Mettam to call for better access to all available vaccine stock.
The COVID-19 Delta strain is the most contagious variant to date, but experts warn we will continue to see even more transmissible — or more deadly — versions emerge unless people get vaccinated.
As few as 17 WA doctors and nurses have begun the necessary training to help terminally ill people end their lives, five days ahead of new laws coming into effect.
A 72-year-old grandmother who hopes to use WA’s euthanasia laws after they come into effect on Thursday has given a confronting interview about her fear of a painful death. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW.
‘Hesitancy’ is loaded with stigma when it comes to the vaccine. You may be labelled an ‘anti-vaxxer’ or a ‘conspiracy theorist’. But as an Indigenous person — I have a reason to be wary.
Perth researchers Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton have dedicated their lives to creating a new treatment for a fatal muscle-wasting disease. Now they have received Queen’s Birthday Honours.
A University of Sydney paper argues the risks of driving after taking medicinal cannabis would be lower than driving on other commonly prescribed medicines.
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