May 7, 2019 Hot Topics

Royal baby faces first test in less than 48 hours

It’s all still a bit blurry for Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s newborn baby; and pretty soon he will be facing the first major test of
May 6, 2019 Hot Topics

Cervical Cancer Screening report: key findings

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has today released a report into the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) in Aus
Apr 29, 2019 Hot Topics

From science fiction to science fact: the rise and rise of genetic testing

Once the preserve of science fiction movies, genetic and genomic testing is now becoming increasingly integrated into healthcare, according
Mar 28, 2019 Hot Topics

How often should you have a type 2 diabetes test?

Type 2 diabetes is one of the great health challenges of our time, with 1.2 million people currently living with diabetes in Australia, a fu
Mar 28, 2019 Hot Topics

The drugs don’t work: how precision medicine can help treat patients

Up to two-thirds of patients with major depression fail to respond to their initial antidepressant, and less than 50% of patients achieve re
Mar 22, 2019 Hot Topics

Tasmanian haematologists shaving heads to raise money for World’s Greatest Shave

Assessing blood cancers like leukaemia is part of the daily workflow for Dr Tracey Batt and Dr Anna Johnston of Royal Hobart Hospital. Du
Feb 22, 2019 Hot Topics

Report: 9% of women in Australia will develop gestational diabetes, complications

A recently released report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) says 10% of Australian pregnancies are affected by dia
Feb 21, 2019 Hot Topics

Rare Cancers Australia team-up with pathology to drive better health outcomes

Every week in Australia 1,000 people are diagnosed with a rare or less common form of cancer, known as an RLC. A rare cancer is defined as a
Feb 21, 2019 Hot Topics

Pancreatic cancer will be Australia’s 2nd biggest cancer killer by 2030

Pancreatic cancer is set to be the second biggest cancer killer in Australia by 2030 but researchers hope global efforts to improve diagnosi
Jan 24, 2019 Hot Topics

When are the best days to donate blood?

Giving blood is one of the greatest gifts that a person can give, simple because it can save lives. While those who do donate blood know