Aspergillus fungal culture.
When it comes to fighting antimicrobial resistance, most of the focus is on bacteria. But we'd be foolish to forget about fungi.
Doctors can tell a lot about your health from your urine sample, if you take it properly.
If you're not sure why you need a urine test or the right way to collect a sample, here's what you need to know.
GMOs may very well have filled up that syringe.
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Public health experts enlist the molecular biology tools that create genetically modified organisms – as well as the GMOs themselves – in the fight against emerging infectious diseases.
Developments in miniaturisation can give us point-of-care tests for grave conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
Was Labor’s shadow health minister Catherine King, pictured here with shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus, right about cuts to bulk-billing payments?
Labor's shadow health minister Catherine King, said that the government has "cut bulk-billing payments for pathology and diagnostic imaging to make patients pay more". Is that right?
Theranos founder and CEO Elizathbeth Holmes arrives at the WSJDLive in October 2015.
Theranos has had medical laboratory experts scratching their heads for some time. What the company was promising just didn't make a lot of sense.
It takes time for a human to become good at diagnosing ailments, but that learning is lost when they retire.
Humans can only do so much when it comes to diagnosing what's wrong with a patient. So why not let machines take over? They learn faster than humans and never retire.
Over the past decade, the use of pathology laboratory tests is thought to have increased every year.
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While the extent of the problem is unclear, we know that hospitals doctors overuse diagnostic tests. Involving patients in decision-making may be one of the best options for improving the situation.