17 Oct

New blood test could spare cancer patients chemotherapy

A newly developed blood test could alter the way cancer is treated and potentially help patients avoid chemotherapy. The blood test, also called a “liquid biopsy” is being trialled all across A
25 Sep

Thyroid disease: an historic problem that won’t go away

There’s something a little bit different about Tasmania. Not just the landscape but the people as well. Pathologist Dr Lawrie Bott, who practiced medicine in Tasmania for 10 years and who has con
25 Sep

Research into testing techniques could put allergy anxieties to bed

“Are you allergic to anything?” It’s a question asked in many settings, and perhaps most importantly in medicine. Any number of allergies might be relevant to healthcare, sometimes in unexpec
25 Sep

Politicians receive prostate tests at parliament house

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and to underscore its importance, Pathology Awareness Australia and the Parliamentary Friends of Prostate Cancer Awareness invited male parliamentarians a
25 Sep

The Australian medical scientist saving Cambodian kids for two decades

When the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia in 1975 they reset the hands of history. To make a clean break with their nation’s history, the first year of party’s rule would be known as Year Zero
24 Sep

CIE report outlines benefits of pathology testing

The Centre for International Economics (CIE) has released their 2018 report  The economic value of pathology: achieving better health, and a better use of health resources which suggests that inves
31 Aug

The medicinal power of the maggot; medieval myth or medical marvel?

Movie-goers may recall the scene in the box-office hit Gladiator when Russell Crowe, aka Marcus Aurelius, is being wheeled upside and half-conscious on a chariot through the dusty roads of Spain by sl
31 Aug

What’s behind Australia’s syphilis outbreak and the rise of STIs?

In what Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, described as a ‘surge response’, on 8 August the federal government injected an emergency $8.8 million into tackling an outbreak of syphilis in N
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