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2020 Western Australian Falls Report

Report reveals gravity of falls

The 2020 Western Australian Falls Report highlights the devastating loss of independence after being hospitalised for a fall.
Image of microscope

Cancer research grant applications open

Applications are now open for research grants in the 2020 Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme.
Clinical simulation grant recipients - EMH & RPBG, CMO Michael Levitt, Jeanne Young, Lucia Gilman, Kylie Fawcett and Alex Knowles

Clinical simulation projects progress, round 2 grants open

The latest round of WA Health’s Clinical Simulation and Training Grants is now open with applications closing 28 August.
Researchers Kristen Nowak and Sean Hood

It’s not all in the mind

WA Health researchers are now hopeful that with the help of a patient’s DNA, they may soon be able to take the guesswork out of prescribing these drugs.
Dr Anna Tai

Study to investigate plasma potential in COVID fight

A pilot study that will assess the effectiveness of transfusing active COVID-19 cases with plasma from recovered patients (convalescent plasma) is among 12 local research projects...