Health

WA doctors say suspended Nitschke was 'risk to public health'

Leanne Nicholson The WA AMA says the right decision was made to suspend the registration of euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke over his links to the suicide of a young and healthy WA man man.

WA health workers walk off the job

Hundreds of health workers walk off the job demanding better pay (Thumbnail)

Chenee Marrapodi Hundreds of public hospital health workers gathered on the steps of Parliament House today to protest the WA government's public sector wages policy.

Police taxi service of mental health patients reviewed

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Aleisha Orr When the police arrive at a hospital to transfer a patient most people might assume that person is a criminal but that is not always the case.

Days before health cuts kick in: WA Labor

Opposition leader Mark McGowan has lambasted WA Premier Colin Barnett for not attending a meeting of state premiers in Sydney.

Labor has lashed WA Premier Colin Barnett for missing a crisis meeting of his state and territory counterparts to discuss the federal government's planned public hospital funding cuts.

Over diagnosis is making our health system and us sick

Dr Joe Kosterich One of the great misnomers of our time is the term  “health system.”

Over-diagnosis is making our health system, and us, sick

Dr Joe Kosterich is a GP and health commentator.

Joe Kosterich One of the great misnomers of our time is the term  'health system', writes Dr Joe Kosterich.

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Alleged murderer at mental health facility

A man accused of murdering his mother while she was cooking him dinner is still "very ill" and needs more treatment at a mental health facility, a Perth court has heard.

Perth Zoo lioness gets a health check

Lioness gets a check up

Perth Zoo lioness gets a health check

Corruption in WA health system investigated

Staff shortages could delay hospital opening (Thumbnail)

Aleisha Orr The risk of fraud and corruption within the West Australian Health Department has been described as a “problem that requires immediate and urgent attention” in a report released on...

E-cig supporters abuse health campaigners

Businessman from Perth is taking legal advice to appeal against a decision which prevents him from selling his e-cigarettes.

Leading health campaigners have been labelled zealots and sent abusive emails from those who oppose their stance on electronic cigarettes amid fierce debate about the devices.

Overdose killed WA health workers: coroner

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A coronial inquest has found a midwife and nurse at two of Perth's main hospitals died of accidental overdoses within six months of each other after obtaining drugs from their workplaces.

Peel Health Campus whistleblower Foley plans to testify - and sue

Ashton Foley.

Aleisha Orr Whistleblower Ashton Foley who is still in hiding following a number of claims about her credibility now says she will testify in the upcoming inquiry into the Peel Health Campus and also has plans...

WA public hospital industrial action ends

Health workers walk off the job

The health union has called off all industrial action in the state's public hospitals after the government agreed to go to arbitration to resolve a pay dispute.

Australia well equipped to cope with 'unlikely' ebola outbreak

Medecins Sans Frontiers members put on protective gear in Conakry, Guinea.

Aleisha Orr An infectious diseases expert says the threat of an ebola outbreak in Western Australia is “very, very small”.

Claims over green tea product 'too good to be true': watchdog

Consumer Protection has told the WA company to stop telling consumers that greenteaHawaii has the antioxidant value of up to 45 cups of normal green tea.

Leanne Nicholson The health industry is a minefield of unsubstantial claims and now one West Australian company has been instructed by the state’s consumer watchdog to stop making promises.

WA households living off credit, holding back essentials: report

Aleisha Orr Some West Australians are living off credit cards and not buying medicines because of pressures on their budget, a consumer advocate report has found.

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Pearl diver's father 'insulted' over Paspaley charge

Paspaley Pearls outlet in Melbourne

Nicole Cox The father of a pearl diver who died off Broome says he is 'insulted' and 'disappointed' that heftier charges were not laid against WA pearling giant, Paspaley.

Pearl diving industry 'unregulated'

Jarrod Hampton died while working as a pearl diver off Broome.

Aleisha Orr The Maritime Union of Australia is calling for better regulation of the pearl diving industry.

Five bushfires burn in tinder-dry Kimberley region

Leanne Nicholson Emergency services are monitoring five bushfires burning in the popular Kimberley region as the area reaches a severe classification for this year’s dry season.