Being able to prove a biological relationship with a DNA test is often an essential step in the immigration process.
When a person applies to move to the UK in order to join their family members, they must be able to provide proof of a biological relationship between an applicant and a UK citizen in order to meet the requirements of the UK Border Agency. DNA testing is able to determine with absolute accuracy whether or not a biological... Read More
There is a strong link between alcohol consumption and a range of illnesses, including several cancers. The NHS state that ‘regularly drinking more than 14 units a week risks damaging your health’.
In order to keep health risks from alcohol to a minimum, it is recommended that you drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week and to spread your drinking over three or more days. 14 units of alcohol is equal to six 175ml glasses of 13% wine, or... Read More
What is hair drug testing?
Hair drug testing is an accurate method to establish a person’s history of drug use over a period of time. The test works by looking at metabolites of the drug that are absorbed into the blood and deposited into the hair.
What drugs are included in a standard test?
In the UK, there are 9 common drugs tested:
Methamphetamines... Read More
A recent report by World Cancer Research Fund has shown that drinking even one glass of alcohol a day can increase the risk of breast cancer.
The report involved an analysis of worldwide research on breast cancer, reviewing evidence from 119 studies from all over the world. The studies examined more than 12 million women and over 260,000 cases of breast cancer.
There was strong evidence to suggest that just half a glass of wine, or a small... Read More
Young people aged 16-24 are less likely to drink alcohol than any other age group, according to the figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week.
Less than half of young people aged 16-24 drank alcohol in the week previous to the survey, and 27% stated that they do not drink alcohol at all.
Despite young people being less likely to drink alcohol, they are the most likely age group to binge drink. They are also more... Read More