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
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
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
17 Dec

What are STIs and how to test for them?

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) cover a range of medical conditions; including chlamydia trachomatis (there are non-STI species as well), syphilis, gonorrhoea, genital herpes, hepatitis, HIV in
11 Dec

What is testicular cancer and how to test for it?

What is testicular cancer? Testicular cancer occurs when there is an abnormal growth of cells that form a tumour in one or both testicles. It’s the most common form of cancer for young males aged
29 Nov

Five reasons why you should get tested

Because 70% of medical decisions rely on pathology, getting tested is a vital part of diagnosis and treatment. But when should you get tested? This changes depending on the medical condition – some
29 Nov

Why genetic counselling is sometimes necessary, not just nice

It seems every day there is a new headline appearing about the latest genetic test. Testing our DNA can apparently now tell us everything from our risk of getting certain cancers to our ancestral back
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