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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.
How to treat hepatitis C 2019 video

Treating hepatitis C

A new video aims to raise awareness of revolutionary new hepatitis C treatments.
Crowd of people at a music festival

Hundreds get festival STI tests

In a bold new health initiative, 460 festival goers accessed free STI tests at the Falls Festival in Fremantle recently.
Health practitioners meeting in a board room

Call for nominations – Health Practitioner Boards

The Department of Health is seeking nominations on behalf of the Minister for Health for suitably qualified and registered health practitioners to represent their profession, and community members to represent the interests of consumers.