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
Jan 24, 2019 Hot Topics

Not just a body issue: how diabetes impacts the mind

Most people tend to associate diabetes health problems with the body, and of course they’re right, but we often forget that the mind, or t
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