Australian children with undiagnosed autism will continue to fall through the cracks unless screening programs are overhauled, according to a leading UNSW child psychiatrist.
One of the largest randomised trials ever conducted has concluded that ovarian cancer screening may reduce mortality by an estimated 20%.
One in three people with newly diagnosed bowel cancer and a genetic predisposition to further cancers would still not take the necessary steps to prevent disease.
Patients attending selected drug and alcohol clinics will be offered liver screening and counselling as part of a program to help prevent more than 1,000 deaths each year from liver disease.
A virus that causes hearing loss and intellectual disabilities in infants is being under-diagnosed, according to UNSW researchers, who are calling for routine screening for all pregnant women and newborns.