Jan 21, 2019 Hot Topics

Climate change: resurrecting ancient diseases and creating new ones

A new Ebola related virus spread by bats has been located in China. Known as the Měnglà virus after the region in which it was discovere
Jan 16, 2019 Hot Topics

Outbreak: what would happen if a pandemic disease swept the nation?

What if a contagion swept Victoria? We’re not talking here about the electoral wipe-out suffered by a certain major party in the November
Dec 20, 2018 Hot Topics

Five medical conditions Australia can’t shake

On the 31 October 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement declaring that rubella (aka German Measles) had been elimin
Dec 19, 2018 Hot Topics

5 health tests to start 2019 on the right footing

It’s at this time of the year, often much close to the stroke of midnight on December 31st, that people start thinking about their new yea
Dec 18, 2018 Hot Topics

5 medical conditions Australia can’t shake

On the 31 October 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement declaring that rubella (aka German Measles) had been elimin
Nov 29, 2018 Hot Topics

Fear of overdiagnosis could put preventative healthcare in danger

Nobody likes receiving bad news, especially if it’s delivered by a doctor, and the fear of finding out leads many people to avoid seeking
Nov 28, 2018 Hot Topics

Celebs who might have been saved by a pathology test

  Eva Peron Eva Peron’s life has all the touchstones of high drama. Born in a poor village she left for Buenos Aires to pursue
Oct 29, 2018 Hot Topics

Diabetes: a looming health & economic wrecking ball

Since 1980, two concerning health conditions have climbed significantly: obesity and type 2 diabetes. The figures on diabetes are particular