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Can You Safely Give Birth at Home?

The question of where and how to give birth is a relatively new one for women. Up until the early 20th century, fewer than 5% of women gave birth in a hospital. In the 1950s the birth of a baby, an event that had once been a family affair and attended by a midwife, became… 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 »

Tips to staying cool while you work from home this summer

According to Roy Morgan research, approximately 4.3 million Australians have temporarily relocated their work space to home since March, a trend that may continue throughout the hot summer months for a substantial proportion of us. While many workers are used to being comfortable in commercially air conditioned office environments, you may find your at-home workspace… Read More »