18 Jan

What is a Liver Function Test?

A Liver Function Test (LFT) is actually a group of blood tests that give insight into how well your liver is functioning. A liver function test can detect a range of substances in the blood including
18 Jan

What diseases does a Liver Function Test look for?

A Liver Function Test (LFT) can be ordered by your health professional for a number of reasons. The LFT is actually a group of tests that look at various chemicals in the blood that give clues to how
18 Jan

Why might you need a liver function test and what the results mean

The results of a liver function test (LFT) may help piece together a puzzle to provide insight on what may be going on with your liver health. There are a number of conditions that an LFT can help
18 Jan

What is the cervical cancer / HPV vaccine?

Although sometimes called the ‘cervical cancer vaccine’ the vaccine actually protects against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) because this virus is known to cause the majority of cervical cancers.
18 Jan

What you need to know about Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

If you’ve heard of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), it will likely have been because HPV can cause cervical cancer, or because of one of the other health conditions HPV is associated with. There is no
18 Jan

Everything you need to know about cervical cancer and how to prevent it

Cervical cancer in Australia In 2021 it is estimated that 913 cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in Australia. The rates of cervical cancer in Australia have declined thanks to the Cervical Canc
7 Jan

What happens during a blood test?

In your local GP clinic or health service, most pathology samples will be taken by a trained pathology collector, also called a phlebotomist, or sometimes by a nurse. During a blood test, you wil
14 Dec

What is a virus: How viruses spread, how they differ from bacteria, and common viral infections

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the word ‘virus’ has become a household term, being used in casual conversation on a day-to-day basis in every corner of the world. But what exactly i
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