INSIDER: As the Royal Flying Doctor Service approaches a centenary of operation in WA, chief executive Judith Barker reveals her bold plans for the charity to soar higher into the future.
Vaping use across Australia has tripled, with soaring rates of young West Australians admitting to using e-cigarettes in a wide-ranging national drug survey.
The giant private equity group’s initial offer of $1.60 was rejected two weeks ago, with the latest bid coming amid a massive drop in interim profit and the scrapping of its dividend.
Knowing how poor sleep wreaks havoc on work, health and relationships, Dr Michael Mosley put his body on the line for an experiment he hoped would cure his insomnia. The results were a dream come true.
BlinkLab is seeking $7 million from new investors to commercialise a smartphone app that helps diagnose autism and ADHD in young children.
Monash IVF is set to complete its acquisition of Joondalup-based Fertility North next month as it looks to further grow its market share in WA.
Expecting mums in Perth’s east will have access to a ‘gold standard’ of maternity care this year and a hospital lead says there is plenty of demand for the centre.
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The foundation chairman charged with building a children’s hospice has rebuked claims of wanting to take over more bushland for a playground instead hoping to landscape the “dust bowl” for families to enjoy.
Expectant mothers from Carnarvon claim they are out of pocket thousands of dollars after the closure of midwifery services in the Gascoyne town.
The competition watchdog will not oppose Monash IVF’s proposed acquisition of an 80 per cent stake in Perth’s Fertility North for $12 million.
The $3.5m of shares have been taken up by prominent investors Chris Ellison, Rod Jones, Malcolm and Tonya McCusker and Michael Malone, along with the Merchant Biotech Fund.
Health insurer Medibank Private reports a 16 per cent rise in first-half profit after strong sales of its policies for non-residents.
Australian Unity is paying $285m for the MyHomecare group held by the WA motoring mutual’s partly-owned Enrich Health.
Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy laws in the UK have dashed Little Green Pharma subsidiary Reset Mind Sciences’ hopes of listing on London’s AIM stock exchange.
Cochlear is banking on a continued “significant” unmet need for hearing implants to deliver long-term growth for the medical technology company.
The offer is well short of the beleaguered Perth-listed company’s float price of $3.55.
In a State where beds are at a premium, the announcement that the Bethesda mental health clinic will close after less than a year in operation is a huge loss for the private healthcare sector.
Perth med tech company REX Ortho has unveiled its partnership with Switzerland-based AO Foundation, a deal it says will put Australia on the map for orthopaedic surgical device innovation.
A WA mother has sounded the alarm over declining eating disorder services after waiting 10 hours in a Perth ED for her seven-year-old son — only to be told he ‘wasn’t skinny enough’ to receive urgent care.
Everything is still on the table for the City of Canning to transform a vacated building that was once home to a council-run aged-care facility.
A Goldfields school has been forced to close because ‘elevated levels’ of mercury were detected, with authorities suspecting the cause may be linked to an alleged bikie-run gold extracting operation.
Biomedical giant CSL says it is on track to record double-digit earnings growth, claiming patient demand for its immunoglobins business remains strong.
Shares in CSL have taken a beating after the medical giant revealed it had suffered a setback in one of its major drug trials.
The vast majority of WA psychiatrists believe a workforce shortage is putting mental health patients at risk, with a shocking number are considering quitting the profession altogether.
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