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November 2014

21/11/14
The latest survey of the health and wellbeing of children in Western Australia shows 98 per cent of WA kids are living in smoke-free homes.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1476
21/11/14
The number of patients prescribed stimulant medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) increased in 2013, according to the latest report from the Western Australian Stimulant Regulatory Scheme.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1475
20/11/14
Western Australian school leavers heading to Bali this year are being asked to remain vigilant against a number of infectious disease risks such as measles and sexually transmitted infections.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1474
19/11/14
WA Health is encouraging Western Australians to be 'asbestos aware' when renovating or maintaining properties built before 1990.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1473
17/11/14
WA Health is inviting communities along the Swan and Canning Rivers to participate in information sessions on the proposed use of helicopters in mosquito control programs.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1470
10/11/14
The Department of Health is reminding Western Australians to follow safe food practices as summer approaches.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1468

October 2014

31/10/14
The Department of Health today reported that a young child was recently diagnosed with meningococcal disease and remains critically unwell.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1467
23/10/14
GPs across Western Australia have been sent a list of those children under 24 months who were overdue for their next scheduled vaccines as part of an initiative to increase childhood immunisation rates across the State.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1466

July 2014

25/07/14
A steady increase in the number of HIV cases in Western Australia in the past decade, which saw a near-record number of new cases in 2013, is investigated in the latest issue of Disease WAtch, the official bulletin of the Department of Health's Communicable Disease Control Directorate.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1445
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