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WA 2019 Nurse of the Year Andrea Rieusset

Congratulations nurses and midwives

The WA health system’s exceptional nurses and midwives featured prominently at Saturday’s WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.
Boy wearing hooded jumper playing in playground

New national 24-hour movement guidelines for 5-17 year olds

The Federal Department of Health has released updated 24-hour movement guidelines for 5 to 17 year olds

New national physical activity and sleep guidelines for 5-17 year olds

The Federal Department of Health has released updated national guidelines to promote healthier and more active children.
Researchers Chris Yeoman, Jeremy Parry and Kevin Wong

Brave new world for cancer diagnosis

Artificial intelligence could be used to review – and possibly one day even make – cancer diagnoses if a team of WA researchers, led by PathWest anatomical pathologist Jeremy Parry, is successful in training a specialised computer to detect abnormalities in lymph nodes.
Mother and daughter holding hands on the beach

Women's Health and Wellbeing

On Saturday 9 March 2019, the Minister for Health, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA, opened the consultation for the Department of Health’s new State policy on Women’s Health and Wellbeing.