We’ve seen Google Glass used by celebrities, adventurers and travellers. But what if it was used by doctors? For Dr Selene Parekh in North Carolina, Google Glass has become a welcome addition to his scrubs. Dr Parekh, an orthopedic surgeon at Duke Medical Center, recently wore his Google Glasses while he performed surgery on a…

Researchers at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have made a discovery that could help create a new way to treat cancer. Their findings show that a protein called MCL-1 helps a number of cancers to stay alive. Cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma rely on MCL-1 to sustain their survival and cancer cell expansion….

Written by Dr Eamonn McAteer & Dr David Homewood, Radiologists and Partners, South Coast Radiology. Prostate cancer has become the most significant major malignancy of Australian men (30% of cancers in males) and is responsible for 3,300 deaths annually. Around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed every year, yet diagnosing this condition still presents a challenge….

The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved Urolift, a new minimally invasive treatment for men who suffer blocked urine flow due to an enlarged prostate. The Urolift system is manufactured by NeoTract Inc., California, and is the first permanent implant to relieve partially or completely blocked urine flow in men aged 50 and over…

This week at The Prostate Cancer World Congress, held in Melbourne a consensus statement was established amongst a group of world opinion leaders in prostate cancer. The statement was in response to recent controversies with regard the Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA test. This is a blood test, which has been used for around two…

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