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Whooping cough outbreak

A PERFECT storm of low immunisation rates and a less effective whooping cough vaccine are contributing to an outbreak of the potentially deadly disease at a hills school. A WA Health Department spokesman said whooping cough notifications had increased in ...

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Dementia a lonely battle

AS the nation marks Dementia Awareness Month, a Mt Helena couple say they are not surprised research has found people living with dementia are twice as lonely as the general public. Valerie Jenner and her husband Bob Page, have advocated ...

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Youth mental health funds for Ellenbrook

YOUTH Focus will help provide mental health, counseling, family and education services for young people in Ellenbrook in collaboration with existing service providers. Youth Focus chief executive officer Fiona Kalaf said their collaboration process would include school support and youth ...

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Elective surgery cancelled

ELECTIVE surgery at Midland Hospital was cancelled last month after operators St John of God Health Care ran out of funding. A Health Department spokesperson for the East Metropolitan Health Service confirmed 105 non-urgent elective surgery cases booked in the ...

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Girl hospitalised after water park visit

The mother of a five-year-old Forrestfield girl is considering taking legal action after her daughter was left partially blind in one eye following a visit to the bacteria-plagued new Elizabeth Quay water park. Since its opening earlier this year, the ...

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From hell to place of positivity

A FORMER drug addict who grew up in government-run housing has turned his life around and is bringing good food and vibes to families at his new community-centered cafe in Midvale. Positivity Place Café owner Joey Tran said as a ...

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Facing up for MS

IT WAS a soccer match of epic proportions with hills soccer players facing off in a marathon all day game to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research in Western Australia. Face Up to MS organiser Brittany Mucciarone said the 12 ...

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How one family copes with dementia

WITH 32,000 people living with dementia in Western Australia and that number set to grow as the population ages no one should experience stigma due to a medical condition, which  already brings considerable challenges, says Alzheimer’s Australia WA chief executive ...

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Stigma hurts dementia sufferers

ALZHEIMER’S Australia has a goal of building dementia friendly communities. The organisation’s WA chief executive officer Rhonda Parker said research findings released by the State Government in September, which was Dementia Awareness Month, were timely and important. “We have recently ...

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