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Victor Howell

Victor helping patients cope with hospital

But for Aboriginal Liaison Officer Victor Howell, walking the corridors of Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) evokes a sense of great pride.
Aedes aegypti mosquito (Copyright: Stephen Doggett, Westmead.)

Study helps prepare for Zika threat

Australian health authorities will be better prepared for an outbreak of the Zika virus here following a new study that has examined the prevalence of microcephaly across our population over the past 35 years.
Food allergen labelling

Lupin added to mandatory allergen labelling

Lupin has been added to the list of 9 allergens that must be declared on food labels, following consideration by ministers responsible for food regulation.
From left, Clinic members Anne Hawkins, Nik Stoyanov, Helen Mountain, Nick Pachter with member of the Sofoulis family Wendy, Darryl, Zack and Matt (with photo of Alecia).

Heartbreak spurs life-saving donation

A Toodyay family’s heartbreak at losing their much loved daughter and sister may soon be helping spare other families a similar tragedy.
Valium tablets

Valium (diazepam) 5mg tablets recall

All batches of Valium 5 mg tablets supplied in blister packs of 50 tablets have been recalled.