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
28 May

Breaking the mould with Agar Art

If you’ve ever forgotten a loaf of bread in the bread tin whilst on holidays, you’ll know some of the fantastic colours and patterns that natural mould can produce. But did you know that moulds, y
17 Mar

Great hair day as medical scientist raises thousands for cancer research

Paul Zerafa has just had a great hair day. Having grown his hair in dreadlocks for just over 12 years, today he took part in the World’s Greatest Shave and raised over $9,000 for the Leukaemia Found
24 Feb

How pathology solved the puzzle of 12-year-old Jay’s pain

In September 2016 Ellen Francavilla’s grandson had been sick for around 2 months. Twelve-year-old Jay was experiencing abdominal pain, loss of appetite and had terrible lethargy. Jay had missed s
15 Feb

Not just a pretty face: Hugh Jackman’s photo tells of skin cancer danger

There are three types of skin cancer; basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Actor Hugh Jackman used social media earlier this week to let the public know he has had his 6th skin
13 Jan

Is Angus the cutest addition to the war on superbugs?

Angus the English springer spaniel is providing an unusually adorable way to detect superbugs in a Vancouver hospital. Whilst his human counterparts in germ detection may be confined to their laborato
15 Dec

How a blister led to a surprising diagnosis for Janet

Around ten years ago, when she was feeling tired and run down, Janet Glanville put the symptoms down to stress. At the time, she was under stress caring for her terminally ill parents, she had also
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