5 Apr

Mackenzie’s Mission: improving access to genetic screening for prospective parents

"This plan will be a legacy for generations." Those were the words from Paediatric neurologist Dr Michelle Farrar last month in response to the announcement from Health Minister Greg Hunt that the
23 Mar

Behind the scenes – how pathology analyses your diabetes tests

There are over 500 pathology laboratories nationwide but few people know what goes on inside them. These labs process tests for 1.25 million Australians living with diabetes. For every diabetes tes
8 Mar

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 thousands of women across Australia who dedicate their lives to car
1 Mar

“I often think of myself as a medical detective” – Dr Mikkaela McCormack on her role as an Anatomical Pathologist

Anatomical Pathology is the branch of pathology that diagnoses disease by studying organs and tissue, so Anatomical Pathologists need a broad understanding of many body systems and diseases. We ask
1 Mar

Pathology and nuns’ brains; improving outcomes for Alzheimer’s patients

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics dementia is now the leading cause of death for Australian women, overtaking heart disease, and the second leading cause overall. Since 2011 the number
1 Mar

Health literacy is a tool of empowerment for cancer patients

It was a chance meeting in a coffee shop that first brought Ken Connell and David Wilson together. Ken, a prostate cancer survivor, discovered that David was battling lymphoma. They talked openly abou
1 Mar

Why pathology is a key weapon for families fighting ovarian cancer

February marked Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. It’s estimated that 1,613 Australian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2018 – and 1,069 women will die from the disease. It has histori
12 Feb

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 labels on foods and better understanding within the hospita
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