World AIDS Day 2023: Raising awareness now and beyond

World AIDS Day is observed every year on 1st December. Founded in 1988 by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the day is led in the UK by the National AIDS Trust. World AIDS Day is a global movement designed to unite people in the fight against HIV and AIDS, while remembering those who have lost […]

Twin birth rates are declining in the UK: here’s why

Data from Statista has revealed an 11% decline in multiple births in the UK since 2015. What’s more, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has found that the UK average IVF multiple birth rate has reached the lowest level yet in recent years and has reduced by at least 28% since the 1990s. According to […]

Home Drug & Alcohol Tests from AlphaBiolabs

AlphaBiolabs is the UK’s leading provider of UKAS-accredited Drug & Alcohol testing for the legal and workplace sectors. But did you know that you can also order a home drug and/or alcohol test quickly and easily, direct from our award-winning laboratory? Whether you have concerns about a child or family member abusing drugs or alcohol, or just […]

Look after yourself this Self-Care Week

Self-Care Week is a national event that focuses on empowering individuals to make time for themselves and look after their own health. This year it runs from 13-19 November, and the theme is ‘Mind & Body’. The Self Care Forum has been running the awareness week since 2011 and this year they want to promote […]

Keep your health in check this Movember and beyond

The annual campaign designed to raise awareness of issues affecting men’s health has begun, with the launch of Movember today (1 November). Also known as Men’s Health Awareness Month, Movember aims to ‘change the face of men’s health’, encouraging participants to raise money for the project by ‘growing a mo’ (moustache) for Movember. Funds raised […]

AlphaBiolabs launches new ‘peace of mind’ home hair drug test

What is the AlphaBiolabs Home Hair Drug Test? Whether you have concerns about a child or family member using drugs, or simply want a test for other reasons, our new Home Hair Drug Test allows you to collect your own hair sample easily, discreetly and in your own time. Our Home Hair Drug Test will give […]

Alcohol testing for people with short hair

Due to advances in research, technology and techniques, AlphaBiolabs is now able to offer alcohol testing for head hair samples that are just 1cm in length. This means if someone only has 1cm of head hair, we will still be able to test it and look for levels of the EtG biomarker in this hair […]

DNA tests for court: when to use the most powerful test available?

All relationship DNA tests work in the same way – by analysing the DNA samples of individuals and comparing them to identify matching DNA at a number of markers (loci). Every person inherits half of their genetic material from each of their parents, meaning that individuals who are biologically related are likely to share more […]

Take action this World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day takes place on 10th October 2023. Founded by the World Federation for Mental Health, this year will be the 75th anniversary of the campaign. The theme for 2023 is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’ and event supporters including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Mental Health Foundation want to […]

Go sober this October

1st October marks the start of an important month for those trying to reduce their alcohol intake as Go Sober for October begins. Founded by Macmillan Cancer Support, the month-long challenge encourages people to change their drinking habits for the month and adopt healthier habits throughout the year, while raising awareness and vital funds for […]