Australian Medical Association boss Omar Khorshid has hit out against States for pausing elective surgeries as hospital systems buckle under the latest wave of COVID-19.
Antibodies from a llama called Winter have blunted the virulence of coronavirus infections, including variants, in laboratory testing, Belgian researchers say.
A drug usually used to treat type 2 diabetes is becoming a game changer for Australians looking to lose weight. Michele Hynes, who has lost 22 kilos, says it has totally changed her life.
My ideal last day involves catching a 20kg pink snapper and watching my two live-in carers — the granddaughters of Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer — prepare it for dinner. But that seems unlikely.
Health authorities in WA have ‘discarded’ hundreds of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, prompting opposition health spokeswoman Libby Mettam to call for better access to all available vaccine stock.
The COVID-19 Delta strain is the most contagious variant to date, but experts warn we will continue to see even more transmissible — or more deadly — versions emerge unless people get vaccinated.
As few as 17 WA doctors and nurses have begun the necessary training to help terminally ill people end their lives, five days ahead of new laws coming into effect.
A 72-year-old grandmother who hopes to use WA’s euthanasia laws after they come into effect on Thursday has given a confronting interview about her fear of a painful death. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW.
‘Hesitancy’ is loaded with stigma when it comes to the vaccine. You may be labelled an ‘anti-vaxxer’ or a ‘conspiracy theorist’. But as an Indigenous person — I have a reason to be wary.
Perth researchers Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton have dedicated their lives to creating a new treatment for a fatal muscle-wasting disease. Now they have received Queen’s Birthday Honours.
A University of Sydney paper argues the risks of driving after taking medicinal cannabis would be lower than driving on other commonly prescribed medicines.
A blood clot expert said staff should have kept a WA woman in hospital for observation when she presented with serious side effects days after getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
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A woman who had a stroke after getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has released photos of a blood clot removed from her brain — and of the moment she feared she might die.
West Australians have enjoyed minimal impact from COVID-19 and it is against this backdrop that people are holding back being vaccinated, thinking it is not that urgent here. Here’s why that’s wrong.
WA families affected by food allergies, who face a five month wait to see a specialist, could be given a route to faster treatment during the crucial early months of a child’s life.
Assistant Minister for Women Amanda Stoker has said she doesn’t believe in late-term abortions, even for rape victims, calling for them to be banned.
Many West Australians are wondering why they should bother with the COVID-19 vaccine when we are so safe in fortress WA. Well, this bubble can’t last forever and without the vaccine we’ll be grounded.
A new genetic marker has been discovered for motor neurone disease which could lead to targeted ‘gene-patching’ treatment for sufferers of the incurable paralysing condition.
A team of experts at Curtin University believe they have found a cure for migraines with a simple combination of nutritional supplements to prevent the debilitating condition.
As the second WA lockdown of 2021 is now under way, the items I listed on February 1 for improving despicable WA Health hotel quarantine have not been implemented. Of course we are back here again.
Hundreds of anti-vaxxers have descended on the CBD, chanting ‘freedom’ and claiming Australian politicians have ‘lost their way’.
Cannabis cough lollies could soon be produced by Australia’s national science agency as it looks to position the country at the forefront of what could be a US$44 billion global industry by 2024.
Ariella Italiano is one of only 100 people in the world — and the only person in Australia — who has the gene mutation TBC1D24, a disease that can cause her to become paralysed at any time
Almost two-thirds of WA doctors believe the State’s health system would not be able to cope with a big COVID-19 outbreak — including 92 per cent of doctors working in aged care.
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