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
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
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