Will it be worthwhile getting your DNA sequenced to predict your future risk of disease?

You can already pay to get your genome (all your DNA) sequenced by several companies and get a report on your risk of developing a variety of diseases. In the future this is likely to become much cheaper and simpler.... Full Story

Leptin and Obesity

A blood test for the hormone leptin may be an effective way to gauge how much excess fat a person is carrying, according to US researchers. ... Full Story

New rule proposes to put pathology results directly into hands of American patients

news item on patients' pathology results being available to them... Full Story

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is working for those involved

News item on the efficacy of the National Bowel Screening Program... Full Story

New guideline on diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome released

Information on the new Australian guidelines for polycystic ovary syndrome... Full Story

Ovarian cancer screening using CA-125 and ultrasound is not effective

News item on the lack of effectiveness of transvaginal ultrasound and CA-125 as a screening tool for ovarian cancer... Full Story

Reporting of HbA1c in dual units from July first.

Dual units to be used for the reporting of HbA1c results from July 1, 2011... Full Story

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