Posted on 29th March 2017 by DNA Legal
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 stronger and more dangerous.
The number of New Psychoactive Substances available has increased rapidly, and between 2009-2010 and 2014-2015 there... Read More
Posted on 16th March 2017 by DNA Legal
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 is a simple procedure which requires a mouth swab used on the inside of the each person’s cheek.
What types of paternity tests are available?... Read More
Posted on 7th March 2017 by DNA Legal
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. Alcohol causes 4% of all cancers in the UK – approximately 12,800 cases per year.
Types of Alcohol
All types of alcohol can increase the risk... Read More
Posted on 23rd February 2017 by DNA Legal
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 test may be required for a variety of reasons, such as:
Part of a workplace testing programme
People who are on... Read More
Posted on 14th February 2017 by DNA Legal
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, the NSPCC are receiving one call per hour concerning drugs and alcohol. Many of these calls have been so serious that they have made more than 20,000... Read More