11 Jul

Can double dipping really spread diseases?

Hands up who remembers the Seinfeld episode where Costanza committed the ultimate social faux pas and double-dipped his chip? We all know public double-dipping is, well, a bit gross. But just how b
11 Jul

Cheating. Intimidation. Murder. This is not your average lab story.

Cheating. Intimidation. Murder. These aren’t words you associate with pathology laboratories. But the World Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation into state-sanctioned doping in Russia has shown tha
29 Jun

Holy Water: A fertility drug made with the Pope’s blessing and nun’s urine

Photo credit and read the source article at: http://qz.com/710516/the-strange-story-of-a-fertility-drug-made-with-the-popes-blessing-and-gallons-of-nun-urine/ If you take yourself back to high schoo
27 Jun

Making the Invisible Visible – pathology protects women’s heart health

This month the Heart Foundation is putting a spotlight on women’s heart health as part of their campaign Making the Invisible Visible. Heart disease is the number one killer of Australian women -
31 May

From fasting to faster; cholesterol testing changes are better for all

Cholesterol testing has traditionally required all patients to fast for eight hours prior to having their blood taken. However, a new look at the effect of fasting on test results and the reference ra
31 May

Pathology is a living and a lifeline for Tasmanian collector Kathy

Kathy Boulter from Hobart understands pathology from both sides of the needle. She has worked as a collector in the Tasmanian capital for more than ten years so has seen many patients pass through he
31 May

How pathology is helping to ensure travellers to Bali aren’t left with an unwanted souvenir

Indonesia is the second most common destination for Australian holidaymakers. It is not uncommon for travellers to Indonesia to feel sick on their return home and this can be put down to a variety of
29 Apr

How watching an AFL match prompted one man to get the test that saved his life

Graeme Woolridge is alive today thanks to pathology. A routine blood test at his GP in 2009 triggered a cascade of investigations that identified an aggressive form of prostate cancer at age 47. Gr
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