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Oct 17, 2018 New breakthroughs

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
Sep 25, 2018 Pathology Explained

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
Sep 25, 2018 New breakthroughs

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 all
Sep 25, 2018 Pathology Explained

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
Sep 25, 2018 People of pathology

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,
Sep 24, 2018 Pathology Explained

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
Aug 31, 2018 People of pathology

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-c
Aug 31, 2018 Pathology Explained

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 emerg
Aug 31, 2018 Pathology Explained

The case for targeted preventive healthcare

Australians travelling overseas and needing medical treatment will be familiar with the leading-edge quality of our health system – from o
Aug 31, 2018 Pathology Explained

Is health in the western world at the bottom of a nasty J-curve?

For most of human history one of the major threats to a long life was scarcity: in particular scarcity of food and medicine. Hunger and dise