Jul 26, 2018 Pathology Explained

FOFO a no-no; five good reasons to do the bowel screening test

Those in contact with young people may be familiar with the acronym FOMO. For those not in the know, FOMO stands for Fear of Missing Out. Bu
Jul 26, 2018 Pathology Explained

Screen time: what is a screening test and why do we have them?

Most of us will be familiar with a few of Australia’s screening programs, like the bowel cancer screening program or mammograms for breast
Jun 29, 2018 Pathology Explained

Politicians roll up their sleeves in Canberra as Diabetes Australia calls for wider blood testing to arrest Australian diabetes epidemic

Usually when politicians roll up their sleeves in Canberra it involves some form of parliamentary fisticuffs, but recently Parliament House
Jun 29, 2018 New breakthroughs - Pathology Explained

Pathology and kidney disease: from diagnosis to exciting research on transplants

Kidney conditions can manifest themselves with a variety of symptoms, such as general tiredness or the swelling of limbs from the retention
May 25, 2018 Pathology Explained

In Focus: Haemochromatosis or ‘Iron Overload’ (sadly nothing to do with Iron Man)

In Australia, it’s estimated that roughly one in 200 Australians of Caucasian heritage suffer from haemochromatosis, making it the country
May 25, 2018 Pathology Explained

Babymakers: how pathology helps people get pregnant

Assisted reproductive technologies – more generally referred to as in-vitro fertilisation or IVF – are increasingly common around the wo
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
Apr 27, 2018 Pathology Explained

Fabry disease: the genetic condition you’ve probably never heard of

Fabry disease is a rare genetic condition with a range of symptoms from skin lesions to heart problems. You’d be forgiven for never having
Apr 27, 2018 Pathology Explained

DNA dilemmas – what do ancestry DNA test results mean?

Online DNA testing kits have become popular in recent years, promising a range of insights from how your body metabolises caffeine to what t
Apr 27, 2018 Pathology Explained

Everything you need to know about urine tests

Hardly a week goes by without another story about a “simple” blood test that can do everything from diagnose 8 types of cancer to predic