Based on data from 2009-2013, the estimated 5 year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is just 7.7 per cent, but a potential new test for pancreatic cancer is something to get excited about.
Could this technology ‘sniff out’ bowel cancer? A diagnostic group in the UK has begun a clinical trial to test the potential of technologies known as eNose and FAIMS (Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometer)…
The 2018 Centre for International Economics report suggests not only can health outcomes improve from early pathology testing but that in some case health costs can be halved.
Online DNA testing kits have become popular in recent years, promising a range of insights from how your body metabolises caffeine to what type of exercise you should be doing.
Roughly 1 in 200 Australians of Caucasian heritage suffer from haemochromatosis, making it the country’s most common genetic disorder. Yet, it’s still an unfamiliar condition for most of the population
With 70% of medical treatment decisions reliant on pathology testing, it’s integral to health, including heart disease. Whether it be troponin tests, Fabry disease, genetics or diabetes, every pathology test tells a story.
Australian-developed HPV vaccine has halved cervical cancer rates in just ten years. The link between the virus infection and cervical cancer was first suggested by Australian pathologist Dr Colin Laverty in 1978…
In the Middle Ages life expectancy was short owing to shortages of food and medicine. Today ill health seems to spring from the phenomena of abundance. Is western health at the bottom of a nasty J Curve?
Pathology is central to Australian healthcare: from diagnosing 100% of cancer cases, to testing for diabetes, to providing genetic testing for high-risk families. So how does pathology work?
Australia has a reputation for world-class healthcare, but it turns out Australia is decidedly average when it comes to spending on preventive health when compared to other OECD nations.
Pathology testing to diagnose food allergies and monitor the effectiveness of a potential new treatment could transform the experience of food allergy sufferers and dramatically reduce risk for patients.
DNA mapping: towards a universal cancer test. Following headlines over the last month around a universal cancer test, we ask are we really on the brink of a “one test fits all” for cancer diagnosis?
Blood tests during pregnancy. During pregnancy, it is common for women to experience a range of emotions and expectant mothers may feel overwhelmed by the many areas of antenatal care recommended.
The gene editing revolution begins. Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) is at the front of the medical world’s mind. But what is CRISPR and why all the hype?
People who have suffered from concussion may soon be able to take a simple blood test to determine if they are safe to return to work or play. A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Medicine…
The link between gut bacteria and cancer treatment. Personalised medicine and treatments based on an understanding of a person’s genetics, has significantly improved outcomes for cancer patients in recent years.
Infectious disease researchers at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute have found that people with the blood type O could be at higher risk of developing streptococcal infections than those with other blood types.
The story of Anti-D: how a blood transfusion saved 2 million babies. 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Marie Curie’s birth and 50 years since the first heart transplant was performed. One milestone that is not well known…
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