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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.
Managed by the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) with support from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and funded by the Quality Use of Pathology Program, Commonwealth Department of Health.
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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)
New method shows potential for identification of early pancreatic cancers but is still too complex for routine use.
Pancreatic cancer is often detected at a late stage, which results in poor prognosis. Researchers at The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have now developed a method which examines fluid from small cysts which are present in most pancreatic cancers. If the success of the technique is confirmed in future studies it may become part of clinical practice.... (more)
The Government’s expert advisory committee on medical matters; the Medical Services Advisory Committee, has just released its recommendation that Pap smears be phased out and replaced with five-yearly human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for cervical cancer...... (more)