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Elderly Safety at Home

By Ninutsa Nadirashvili A home is a place where one should feel safe and at ease. Maintaining this environment becomes increasingly difficult as we get older. Places that used to be so familiar and comforting could become dangerous with time. This could be due to mobility-related issues, inability to keep balance, changes in vision, and… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »