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.
The government recently announced that parents dealing with a stillbirth or infant death will be entitled to 12 months of unpaid parental leave. But advocates say there is more we can do for bereaved families.
While Britain introduces cervical cancer tests that women can self-administer at home, Australian experts are looking at new ways of increasing screening rates and reducing the risk of contracting this largely preventable disease.
Medicinal cannabis may be garnering the majority of research attention but a new study by Monash University is investigating how the ratio of chemical compounds in the drug affects long-term recreational users.