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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 »

Keto diet and blood presure

Back to Food and diet. The headline refers to the increasingly popular ketogenic diet. This diet involves eating a combination of high-fat and low-carbohydrate foods. As the body usually uses carbs for energy, the diet is designed to “force” the body to burn off fat instead as an alternative energy source. This can help promote… Read More »

Type o blood type diet

If a few individuals had luck with it losing weight, I have heard time and again that no matter what you eliminate, narrowing your food choices will always result in some weight gain in the short term because we all crave variety, and not having variety means we get bored with our food and eat… Read More »