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All you need to know about pathology testing
Pathology tests are essential to modern medicine. They provide the information needed to make diagnoses, screen for illnesses and monitor treatment and medication. We’re here to help you understand them with up-to-date information written by practising Australian pathologists and senior laboratory scientists.

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Serum calcium and cancer risk

October 11, 2014

A new study led by Dr Fergus Hamilton, from the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol and published in the British Journal of Cancer, has shown that high levels of calcium in the blood is a risk factor for cancer developing within one year, especially in men..... (more)

It’s not only patients who have trouble interpreting some medical tests.

August 9, 2014

Interpreting test results can sometimes be easy and sometimes be very difficult. If you are at all interested in this area ..... (more)

Heathcare in the news? Treat it with a grain of salt.

July 11, 2014

The US Journal of the American Medical Association has recently published A Guide to Reading Health Care News Stories. The author, Gary Schwitzer, details how a team of reviewers from HealthNewsReview.org evaluated the reporting by US news organizations on new medical treatments, tests, products, and procedures.....(more)

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