Screening can lead to early detection of cancers and save lives, but sometimes innocuous abnormalities are picked up. The potential for harm in treating these ‘indolent’ cancers needs to be balanced against the benefits of diagnosis.
Mitochondrial disease affects one Australian baby born each week. While calls to legalise targeted IVF to combat the illness grow louder, research is also increasing into the late onset of the condition in adults.
The discovery of antibiotics almost a century ago was one of the most important breakthroughs in medical history. But as new research shows, we’re not using them responsibly and that could lead to dire outcomes.