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How do I correct a birth registration?

How do I correct a birth registration?

It is possible to apply for a birth registration correction when the information on the registration is wrong. For example, you can rectify a mistake which was made when recording a parent’s occupation. It is not possible to apply for a correction to show new...
Street dealers now main source of NPS

Street dealers now main source of NPS

Following the Psychoactive Substances Act which came into force last year, the sale of ‘legal highs’ has gone underground. Although the blanket ban has led to a considerable reduction in use of the drugs, street dealers are now the main source of supply, according to...
How easy is it to get medical cannabis?

How easy is it to get medical cannabis?

When medical cannabis was illegal, 6-year-old Alfie Dingley had a special exemption licence for 2 months to use the drug to control his epileptic seizures. He can suffer up to 30 of these seizures a day. But now medical cannabis has been legalised the UK Government...
Alcohol breath test results

Alcohol breath test results

Breath alcohol concentration (BAC) can be measured by blowing into a breath alcohol device. The results are given as a digital readout, which shows the level of alcohol in the breath at the time the test was taken. This kind of test is ideal for point-of-care testing...
Are you fit to work at heights?

Are you fit to work at heights?

Working at heights remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. Common incidents include falls from ladders and through fragile surfaces. In 2017–2018, fatal injuries to workers due to falls from a height were up 30% from the previous year [1]....
Alcohol tag

Alcohol tag

An innovative way of monitoring alcohol consumption is via a bracelet that is worn on the ankle. Known as an alcohol tag or alcohol bracelet, this clever device tests for the presence of alcohol in perspiration every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As such,...
Where are you really from?

Where are you really from?

Ever wondered which region of the world your ancestors came from? You can now find out with the DNA Tribes test from AlphaBiolabs. This ancestry test analyses your autosomal DNA, which is inherited from your parents’ ancestors. The results show within which individual...
UK should limit alcohol adverts during winter

UK should limit alcohol adverts during winter

The UK is being urged to restrict alcohol advertising during the winter months after a new study found a clear link between cold, dark climates and alcohol abuse. The study, published in the journal Hepatology, compared data from the World Health Organization and the...
Home secretary apologises over DNA test demands

Home secretary apologises over DNA test demands

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has apologised to people who were wrongly forced to undertake DNA testing to prove they were entitled to settle in the UK. The apology follows a 4-month Home Office internal review, which found there were at least 449 cases where letters had...