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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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National Health and Medical Research Council finds no evidence to support homeopathy

April 9, 2014

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has just released a DRAFT INFORMATION PAPER: EVIDENCE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HOMEOPATHY FOR TREATING HEALTH CONDITIONS..... (more)

Blood test identifies brain damage from concussion in ice hockey

March 19, 2014

Half way into last year's season, 35 of 288 players in the Swedish Hockey League had already had a concussion. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, who surveyed all of the players in the league's 12 clubs, have now developed a method that can show just an hour after the injury how severe the concussion is, if there is a risk of long-term symptoms and about when the player can return to the game..... (more)

FDA Orders Genetics Company Not to Sell Health-Related Tests Direct to Consumer

February 16, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates the manufacturing and marketing of commercial laboratory tests, recently instructed a genetic testing company to discontinue marketing saliva collection kits and personal genomic services for the purpose of health information..... (more)

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