May 25, 2018 Serving remote communities

How advancements in pathology helped a regional hospital tackle the 2017 horror flu season

Anyone who has experienced a case of the flu will know the severe symptoms it can present. Last year, Australia experienced one of the worst
May 25, 2018 Pathology Explained

Pathology at the forefront of the fight against HIV

Since HIV first appeared in Australia almost forty years ago, there have been huge advancements in diagnosis and treatment. These days, HIV
May 23, 2018 New breakthroughs

New pancreatic cancer blood test could make vital progress in early detection

We hear a lot in the news about new tests for cancer but there is a reason that a potential new test for pancreatic cancer is something to g
Mar 8, 2018 Pathology Explained - People of pathology

International Women’s Day – thank you women of pathology!

Australian pathology is full of incredible women. From pathologists to collection staff, to scientists and lab technicians there are thousan
Feb 12, 2018 New breakthroughs

New research is putting the ‘pee’ in peanut allergy testing

It is now widely known in Australia that food allergies are relatively common and much has been done to prevent harm, such as better warning
Feb 1, 2018 New breakthroughs

Poor awareness of bowel cancer screening a worrying risk to Australian adults

The latest research on bowel cancer awareness in Australia has been published in Public Health Research & Practice and shows some concer
Jun 30, 2017 Real-life stories

Health Minister visits the engine room of healthcare

Most people have never seen inside a pathology laboratory but this month Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, and Member for Dunkley Chris Cre
Jun 30, 2017 Real-life stories

Ovarian cancer at 34 makes Letitia an advocate for early diagnosis

Letitia’s story Letitia Linke was young and fit when she first felt a lump in her stomach and went along to her doctor for a check-up.
Jun 30, 2017 Pathology Explained

Blood tests during pregnancy – what to expect when you’re expecting

During pregnancy, it is common for women to experience a range of emotions and expectant mothers may feel overwhelmed by the many areas of a
Jun 30, 2017 New breakthroughs

Magnificent mutations: when genetic variations are good news

Genetics is an area that hits the headlines often, with many health conditions caused or influenced by genetic variations. Fortunately, g