10 May

Memes

This week we've been inspired by the birth of the regal baby of England to look at babies and germs. A how to prep guide to avoid the transfer of germs. Corr blimey! #5 - make sure all surfaces are
29 Apr

Spotting viruses: how laboratories detect measles

Only five years after the World Health Organisation declared measles eradicated in Australia, the disease has re-emerged, with 92 confirmed cases of the condition reported across Australia to April th
29 Apr

How are blood cancers diagnosed?

Blood cancer accounts for around 10% of all cancers diagnosed each year with around 35 Australians diagnosed each day with a blood cancer. ‘Blood cancer is the third biggest cause of cancer death
26 Apr

Memes!

You may have heard the malicious claim bandied around that beards are dirtier than toilets. Some say it's an outrageous slander and #1 fake news item today. Others say shave that terrible thing off.
1 Apr

What is malaria and how to test for it

What is malaria? Malaria is an infectious disease spread by plasmodium parasites that enter the bloodstream, usually as the result of a mosquito bite, although very rarely it may be contracted thro
29 Mar

Memes

We're in flu season people. Whoop, whoop, warning. We are officially in flu season. As a consequence, these memes are very germ themed. #5 - make this man our leader #4 - Is it just me or ar
29 Mar

Comedian Michael Shafar visits pathology lab that diagnosed his cancer

Everything was going well for Michael Shafar in 2017. He  sold out his first comedy show Jewish-ish at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and in January 2017 landed a job as a comedy writer for channel
28 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
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