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Over 140K Virus Species Found in Your Gut

Researchers have studied the human microbiome to understand the relationship between these microorganisms and health. A recent analysis found the human gut also has over 142,809 different virus species that reside with your gut bacteria.1 In recent years, scientific evidence has made it apparent that your gut microbiome plays a vital role in your health… 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 »

Vic hotspot alerts over aged care worker

Melbourne Central and Melbourne Airport have been listed as coronavirus hotspots after an aged care worker who flew to Adelaide tested positive for COVID-19. The woman in her 20s took off from Melbourne on Monday and is being treated as infectious by health authorities while in hotel quarantine. Victoria’s health department has declared the CBD… Read More »