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One alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk

One alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk

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... Read More

23rd May 2017
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How Many of Young UK Adults Don't Drink Alcohol

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... Read More

11th May 2017

Leading charity calls for Spice to become a Class A drug

Leading charity, Addiction Helper, has called on the government to reclassify Spice as a Class A drug. The charity’s helpline has received a 25% increase in calls about Spice since the introduction of the Government ban in May 2016. Head of Addiction Helper, Daniel Gerrard, has said that the... Read More

29th April 2017
How Drug Testing Works

How Drug Testing Works

The misuse of both legal and illegal drugs can cause varying risks to your health and the welfare and safety of others around you. Drug testing is used to detect the presence of drugs in a person’s sample, such as their hair, and can show a history of drug use over a period of time covering up to... Read More

19th April 2017
How to Prove Alcohol Abstinence

How to Prove Alcohol Abstinence

Alcohol Testing

Testing a person’s hair, blood, or fingernails for drug and alcohol consumption has been a common way to accurately establish substance abuse. The results are able to be used in life changing scenarios, such as child custody cases, workplace screening, or reissuing a person’s driving license.... Read More

12th April 2017

Effects of Legal Highs Can Be Reported with Pilot Scheme

Are New Psychoactive Substances dangerous? New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), previously known as ‘legal highs’ can pose serious risks to the health of the user. They are easily accessible and often do not hold the same perceived threat to health as other drugs, however, the effects can be far... Read More

29th March 2017
Paternity Testing – What are your options?

Paternity Testing – What are your options?

What is a paternity test? A paternity test is an accurate method to establish the biological father of a child. The procedure involves collecting a DNA sample from the child and the alleged father, in some cases a sample from the biological mother is also collected. A standard paternity test... Read More

16th March 2017

Alcohol and the Risk of Cancer

According to Cancer Research UK alcohol increases the risk of 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth, and bowel cancers. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will get cancer, however, research has shown that certain types of cancer are more commonly found in people who drink more alcohol than others... Read More

7th March 2017
 Alcohol Testing: What you need to know

Alcohol Testing: What you need to know

Alcohol is one of the highest contributing factors to domestic violence, abuse, health issues and the breakdown within families and issues in workplace situations. Testing for alcohol provides a scientifically proven method to monitor an individual's alcohol use over a period of time. An alcohol... Read More

23rd February 2017
25K Calls Reporting Drug & Alcohol Abuse Around Children

25K Calls Reporting Drug & Alcohol Abuse Around Children

The NSPCC released figures on Monday, 11th February that show the extent of children’s exposure to alcohol and drug abuse in the UK. The figures show that there have been over 25,000 calls made to their helpline reporting drug and alcohol abuse near children over the past 3 years. On average,... Read More

14th February 2017
Indirect Markers of Alcohol Consumption: LFT, CDT, and MCV

Indirect Markers of Alcohol Consumption: LFT, CDT, and MCV

The majority of blood alcohol testing conducted is based on indirect markers, and these tests look at how the body and its organs are functioning. They check to see if they are functioning within normal ranges or outside the normal range. The indirect markers that are used for testing are often... Read More

1st February 2017
What are New Psychoactive Substances and ‘legal highs’?

What are New Psychoactive Substances and ‘legal highs’?

Drug Testing

New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) contain substances that produce similar effects to drugs like cocaine, cannabis, and ecstasy.  They are commonly referred to as ‘legal highs’, which gives a false impression about how dangerous they can be. Since the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances... Read More

24th January 2017

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