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  • Changes to codeine access

    From 1 February 2018, medicines containing codeine for pain and cold and flu relief will no longer be available over-the-counter in Australia. After this date, all medicines containing codeine will require a prescription.

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    Guidelines promote healthy active kids

    New national guidelines aim to promote healthier and more active kids.

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    HIV prevention drug trial

    Western Australians at risk of HIV can access a free, preventative drug as part of a two-year trial launched this week.

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    Shout-out to Leavers – Stay safe!

    WA Health is urging young people heading away for Leavers celebrations this week to stay safe while they’re having fun.

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    Water safety in the spotlight

    With the temperature rising, now is a good time to think about ways to stay safe when we’re around water.
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    Children and families benefit from improved child development service

    Children at risk of developmental delays or difficulties and their families are benefiting from a more flexible, responsive and timely service provided by the Metropolitan Child Development Service.

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    Healthier and happier

    Western Australians are encouraged to say no to unhealthy food options by participating in the Heart Foundation’s No Junk November.
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    Warmer weather brings snake risks

    Western Australians urged to be vigilent against snakes during warmer weather.

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    Grants promote independent living, falls prevention

    Eligible organisations and community groups can apply for grants to help older Western Australians improve home safety and prevent falls.

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    Sustainable Health Review reminder

    A series of public forums have been held across metropolitan and regional locations with the final forums in Joondalup and Mandurah this week. Public submissions from members and organisations of the community are also sought and close this Friday 27 October.