Aug 31, 2018 People of pathology

The medicinal power of the maggot; medieval myth or medical marvel?

Movie-goers may recall the scene in the box-office hit Gladiator when Russell Crowe, aka Marcus Aurelius, is being wheeled upside and half-c
Aug 31, 2018 Pathology Explained

What’s behind Australia’s syphilis outbreak and the rise of STIs?

In what Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, described as a ‘surge response’, on 8 August the federal government injected an emerg
Aug 31, 2018 Pathology Explained

The case for targeted preventive healthcare

Australians travelling overseas and needing medical treatment will be familiar with the leading-edge quality of our health system – from o
Aug 31, 2018 Pathology Explained

Is health in the western world at the bottom of a nasty J-curve?

For most of human history one of the major threats to a long life was scarcity: in particular scarcity of food and medicine. Hunger and dise