25 May

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’s most common genetic disorder. Yet, it’s still an unfa
25 May

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 world. In fact, in Australia and New Zealand alone, more than
25 May

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 flu seasons in recent history, with the Illawarra region of
25 May

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 testing is more than 99% accurate and providing there is ong
23 May

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 get really excited about. Based on data from 2009-2013, th
27 Apr

A safe haven for Zahir; the personal story of a pathology professional

At Know Pathology Know Healthcare we love hearing the stories of those who make up the pathology workforce, performing life-saving tests every day and giving those all-important ‘all clear’ result
27 Apr

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 heard of it – there are currently only 300 Australians at
27 Apr

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 type of exercise you should be doing. Those interested in
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