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Medicine alert for heartburn patients

Patients who take medication to control heartburn and stomach acid are advised to visit the Therapeutic Goods Administration website for updates regarding the medicine Ranitidine, marketed in Australia as Zantac or other generic brand names.
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Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, Nominate now

Do you know a nurse or midwife who exhibits excellence? Or a nursing or midwifery team that demonstrates excellence?
Dr Sudhakar Rao (left) and Dr Kate Ingram (right) stand in front of Stay on Your Feet falls prevention banner.

Inaugural Western Australian Falls Report

Falls-related injuries, hospitalisations and emergency department attendances are captured in the inaugural Western Australian Falls Report 2019, launched last week in Fremantle.

New Consumer Advocate for health research

Health consumers will be better connected to research through a new Consumer Advocate role created in the Department of Health’s Research Development Unit.
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New health and wellbeing policy for WA women and girls

Women have different health and wellbeing experiences to men and are influenced by the circumstances in which they grow, live, work and age.