During pregnancy it’s common for women to experience a range of emotions. Expectant mothers may feel overwhelmed by the areas of antenatal care recommended. What to expect from pregnancy blood tests.
Paediatric neurologist. Dr Michelle Farrar, is a big advocate of the government investing tens of millions of dollars into improving access to pre-natal genetic testing for prospective parents.
Assisted reproductive technologies, commonly referred to as in-vitro fertilisation, are increasingly common around the world. In Australia and New Zealand alone, more than 70,000 treatment cycles are performed each year.
More than half the babies born in the world today still receive no screening. It’s a sad figure, but in Australia, we have an excellent screening program for all babies born here.
With 70% of medical treatment decisions reliant on pathology testing, it’s integral to every Australian’s health. From birth, to middle age, to later age, every pathology test tells a story.
Anti-D is a powerful antibody that protects babies from Rhesus D Haemolytic Disease of the Foetus and Newborn, or HDN, a disease in which a mother’s body creates an antibody that destroys her unborn child’s red blood cells.
The 2018 Centre for International Economics (CIE) report suggests not only can health outcomes improve from early pathology testing but that in some cases health costs can be halved.
It all started with a bad case of heartburn. Kate Kathigitis was 24 weeks pregnant and suffering terrible acid reflux when she went to her doctor for a check-up. Until then, Kate had enjoyed a smooth pregnancy…
The fight against lung cancer was once focused on finding a cure until someone crunched the numbers and realised the money might be more effectively spent on prevention. What’s the case for preventive medicine?
When Sarah gave birth to her first son 10 years ago, she had had a good pregnancy and her delivery went really well. However, when it came to the day of her discharge from hospital, Sarah was feeling really unwell.
Premature birth carries risks of health problems for a baby.. Many things can contribute to a premature birth, and many women who give birth preterm do not have any identified risk factors.
Expectant mothers undergo a number of pathology tests to find out about the health of their babies. Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a highly accurate way to look for abnormalities in a baby’s DNA without the invasive…
Julie Hass has been working in the same Sunshine Coast lab for 40 years and has no plans to retire anytime soon. When she began her training as a medical scientist in 1977, the world of pathology looked rather different.
About 6% of Australian births are to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander parent. While many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience healthy pregnancies, for many, poor health…
Holy Water: a fertility drug made with the Pope’s blessing and nun’s urine? If you take yourself back to high school biology class, chances are you’ll vaguely recall hearing about lutenising hormone (LH) and…
The Mediterranean Diet, the Atkins Diet, the Keto Diet, there’s no end of diets out there to bamboozle the mind of the conscientious eater. We rate five of the most popular diets out there.
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