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  • A couple cooking in the kitchen

    Spotlight on food hygiene as rates of food poisoning soar

    Western Australia is experiencing high levels of reported food-borne illness, with approximately 80 per cent of notified cases linked to poor food hygiene at home.

  • Red blotchy measles rash

    Measles alert for Perth Airport and Jurien Bay

    Western Australians are being asked to be alert to the risk of measles, following a confirmed case in an adult who was infected while holidaying in Cambodia.

  • Senior woman doing exercise in swimming pool

    Strong legs campaign to prevent falls

    A new campaign aims to help older Australians improve leg strength and prevent falls.

  • Feet in bed

    Report reveals around a third of adults getting too little sleep

    Around a third of Western Australian adults are not getting the recommended hours of sleep for optimal health and wellbeing.

  • Karratha Health Campus

    Karratha Health Campus opens

    Regional Western Australian health care got a boost this week with the opening of the Karratha Health Campus.

  • Going to hospital? Bring your medications

    It is important for patients to tell their doctor, nurse or midwife and pharmacist about any prescription medications, herbal or vitamin supplements, nutritional supplements and any over-the-counter drugs that they are using.

  • Strawberries

    Cut strawberries before eating

    The Department of Health advises that you can still buy and eat locally grown strawberries. However, in light of recent contamination cases, you should cut them before eating. The Department of Health is aware that the WA Police Force has received reports from members of the public of needles being located with strawberries.

  • Two young children hugging each other

    Time is running out for children to get free meningococcal vaccine

    Following recent cases this year of meningococcal disease in children aged under five, the Department of Health is reminding parents of children aged one to four years to get a free meningococcal ACWY vaccine which protects against potentially deadly meningococcal infection.

  • Two young children hugging each other

    Three new cases of meningococcal diseases

    Two adults and a young child are recovering in hospital after being diagnosed with meningococcal disease. All three cases were diagnosed with the ‘W’ strain of meningococcal disease, although the cases are not linked.

  • Obese smiling woman working out at gym

    Tell us about your weight management issues

    People who have struggled with their weight are being asked to share their personal stories and insights in a short, confidential survey.