Jun 30, 2017 Pathology Explained

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 a
Jun 30, 2017 New breakthroughs

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, g
Apr 20, 2017 New breakthroughs

Pathology in your pants?! How a pantyliner can help detect risk of premature birth

Premature birth carries risks of health problems for a baby. Many things can contribute to a premature birth, and many women who give birth
Mar 30, 2017 Pathology Explained

What is overdiagnosis and what should we do about it?

The term overdiagnosis is not one most patients are familiar with and in medical circles is highly controversial. There is some debate ar
Mar 22, 2017 New breakthroughs

Parliamentarians pursue diabetes checks

(Pictured L-R: Greg Johnson, CEO Diabetes Australia, Rowan Ramsey MP, Pat Roche, John Crothers, Chairman PAA, Graham Jones, Ambassador PAA)
Feb 24, 2017 Real-life stories

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, los
Feb 21, 2017 New breakthroughs

Could this technology detect bowel cancer early by “sniffing” your breath?

A diagnostic group in the UK has begun a 1,400 patient clinical trial to test the potential of technologies known as eNose and FAIMS (Field
Feb 15, 2017 Real-life stories

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 earli
Jan 12, 2017 New breakthroughs

How people power plus paper makes a 20-cent centrifuge

A centrifuge is a highly important tool in pathology laboratories. The instrument spins samples very fast and the centrifugal force created
Dec 9, 2016 Real-life stories

How a car test led to a cancer test, and saved Thomas’ life

UK cancer survivor Errol McKellar is helping raise awareness of prostate cancer from his garage in London. As reported by the BBC, Er