Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia leads off in campaign to list poor medical practices

Australia's medical community to unite in 2015 for a new initiative - Choosing Wisely Australia®... Full Story

Tumour Marker Testing in early-Stage Breast Cancer

A study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology examined the use of serum tumour markers in the follow-up of women who had been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in the US.... Full Story

Urine glucose self-monitoring is as effective as blood glucose self-monitoring in type 2 diabetes.

Researchers from the University Hospitals of Leicester have published a study demonstrating that urine glucose self-monitoring can be just as effective as blood glucose self-monitoring in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.... Full Story

Medical Benefits Schedule lists HbA1c test for diagnosis of diabetes

From November 1 doctors are now able to use the HbA1c test to diagnose diabetes.... Full Story

We launch our new website!

"The feedback we have received has been invaluable and now after many months of planning and development we have a newly-designed website that we hope meets expectations."... Full Story

Serum calcium and cancer risk

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. ... Full Story

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

Interpreting test results can sometimes be easy and sometimes be very difficult.... Full Story

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

The US Journal of the American Medical Association has recently published A Guide to Reading Health Care News Stories.... Full Story

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.... Full Story

Recommendation that Pap smears be replaced by a new test.

The Government’s expert advisory committee on medical matters; the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), has just released its recommendation that Pap smears be phased out and replaced with five-yearly human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for cervical cancer.... Full Story

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