14 Mar

From cradle to grave: five pathology tests you will likely have through your life

No sooner are you out of your mother’s womb than someone is drawing blood from you and carting it off to a lab for analysis. Congratulations, you just had your first test, but certainly not your
8 Mar

Shout out to women in pathology on International Women’s Day

According to the World Health Organisation, 70% of  the world's health workforce are women. There are some very famous female names recorded in the annals of medicine, such as Florence Nightingale an
22 Feb

RCPA members receive Australia Day Honours

Four members of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) have this year received Australia Day honours for outstanding contributions in their respective fields. The recipients of Aus
14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day: is there such a thing as heartbreak?

It’s Valentine’s Day. You probably know that because your letterbox and email inbox are full to overflowing with romancey messages from local and global heart-throbs. Or perhaps your mailbox is
24 Jan

Why three person babies could soon be legal in Australia

Mitochondrial disease (mito) is a genetic condition which can be caused by a mutation in the mitochondrial DNA passed from a mother to her child. Mito is difficult to diagnose as symptoms can range
21 Dec

Young comedian to bring health challenge to centre stage

Eighteen months ago, up-and-coming young Melbourne comedian, Michael Shafar, was in a good place. He had sold out his first comedy show Jewish-ish at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and in January 2017
19 Dec

Cheers to the dedicated pathology staff working through festive season

While the festive season for many Australians means time spent with family and friends, maybe dipping their toes into the ocean, eating an ice-cream or experiencing the doubtful pleasures of camping,
19 Dec

Mito mysteries: what is mitochondrial disease and how is it diagnosed?

Mitochondrial disease (mito) is a complex genetic condition caused by mutations in one of over 290 genes. The Mito Foundation helps raise awareness of mito, as well as funding research and offering su
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