There is a renewed push for parents to encourage their children to walk to school, amid growing traffic congestion and concerns about childhood obesity.October 23, 2013, 2:20 am
WA doctors are urging competitors in fun runs to go easy on the "no guts, no glory" motto and stop if they have symptoms such as sudden chest pain.October 25, 2013, 3:01 am
WA Liberals will push Tony Abbott to strip tax benefits from parents who refuse to immunise their children as part of a national clampdown on so-called "conscientious objectors".October 24, 2013, 2:30 am
Are you confused about which oils are best for cooking - and which are downright unhealthy? Naturopath Val Allen cuts through the confusion.October 22, 2013, 2:00 pm
WA health officials are bracing for one of the worst mosquito seasons in recent memory after an unusually wet spring and early detections of the debilitating Ross River virus.October 22, 2013, 2:42 am
The Cancer Council says WA risks developing a market for "solarium tourism" if it fails to join a nationwide ban on tanning beds.October 21, 2013, 4:14 am
Halloween is an "imported American celebration" that sparked a 30 per cent increase in the sale of confectionary and Halloween-related items in Australian supermarkets last year, research has found.October 21, 2013, 2:30 am
A dramatic fall in the number of surgery-related deaths in WA hospitals in the past decade has been linked to an independent audit of mistakes in which some surgeons initially refused to take part.October 21, 2013, 2:01 am
For the first time, WA health authorities have allowed embryos to be screened to reduce the chance of a high-risk family having a child with autism.October 19, 2013, 2:30 am
At less than four months old, Charlotte Hick is too young to worry about allergies. But one day she may have to deal with them.October 18, 2013, 5:44 am
Children's health in WA has been given a huge boost today - the day before Telethon 2013 gets under way - with the announcement of recipients of a new $3 million research fund.October 18, 2013, 5:43 am
There are hopes WA could become an international leader in child health research after a $5 million Telethon donation was made to bring some of the world's top medical minds to the State.October 18, 2013, 5:41 am
WA has won the silver medal in a national competition comparing how States tackle obesity.October 18, 2013, 5:36 am
Chronic pain is a bigger health issue than cancer but is badly neglected, leading to long waiting lists for treatment and people living in misery, an expert says.October 18, 2013, 2:00 am
A University of WA researcher has found that vegetables rich in nitrate help to offset arterial stiffness and reduce blood pressure, thereby lowering people's risk of heart disease.October 16, 2013, 7:08 am
WA needs more sexual health clinics for young people to address rising infections and long waiting lists for services, according to youth workers.October 16, 2013, 6:44 am
When Tamara Artemis became a mother, she feared her sons would inherit the mystery medical condition that blighted her childhood.October 16, 2013, 6:40 am
Two WA sporting champions will put their friendship to the test at the weekend as they drive from Perth to Carnarvon in the fight against the disease that killed their mate.October 16, 2013, 6:30 am
Debra Moody believes that despite daily finger pricking and insulin, her son leads a fairly normal life.October 13, 2013, 12:09 pm
Miley Cyrus has "gorgeous" legs, according to her Pilates instructor.October 12, 2013, 7:35 am
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