27 Jul

Mother’s kidney is the winning match for tennis champion, Linda

At the age of 37, Linda Petrovski was as fit as a fiddle. An accomplished exercise professional and personal trainer, Linda had always been full of vitality until she started to develop unusual sympto
27 Jul

An ethical trendsetter: Dr Nikolajs Zeps wins NHMRC Ethics Award

Pathology Awareness Australia ambassador, Dr Nikolajs Zeps has been honoured with a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ethics Award in recognition of his leadership in the developmen
27 Jul

From the lab to the delivery room: speedy tests saved Kate and her babies’ lives

It all started with a bad case of heartburn. Kate Kathigitis was 24 weeks pregnant and suffering from terrible acid reflux when she went to her doctor for a check-up. Until then, Kate had enjoyed a sm
30 Jun

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 Crewther MP, visited the laboratory at Frankston Hospital, Vict
30 Jun

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. At the time Letitia was 34 years old, and was otherwise feel
30 Jun

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 antenatal care recommended. Some aspects of your antenatal
30 Jun

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, genetic variations are not all bad news, there are ways in wh
7 Jun

CRISPR tech leads to new screening tool for Parkinson’s disease

Pictured: UCF scientists. Credit: UCF, College of Medicine We’ve spoken a lot about the potential uses of CRISPR – the gene-editing technology that has been a constant of health research headli
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