Antigen and antibody tests may sound similar but they play very different roles in the fight against Covid-19. Antigen or antibody test? Covid-19 antigen tests are used to detect whether someone currently has coronavirus, while antibody tests can determine whether...
November is the month when you tend to notice many more men sporting facial hair. Stubble, 5 o’clock shadows, beards and a multitude of moustaches make an appearance this month. Why? Because it’s Movember: a global campaign which encourages discussion and fundraising...
In the UK, there are almost 3,000 children in need of an adoptive family and the number of adoptions in England has fallen by one-third in 4 years. In response, a new national recruitment campaign has been launched. #YouCanAdopt aims to bust myths around who is...
Fake versions of the illegal drug MDMA are circulating at clubs and festivals across the country since pandemic restrictions have been lifted. MDMA, often referred to as ecstasy, is a recreational drug that can be taken in pill or powder form. It can make users feel...
Whether you should take an antigen or an antibody test for Covid-19 will depend on why you want or need to be tested. Should I take an antigen test or an antibody test? If you want to find out whether you currently have Covid-19, either as a precaution or because you...
Stress is a factor that causes many people to abuse alcohol or drugs. The condition is being highlighted this week in International Stress Awareness Week (1–5 November 2021). Stress is the body’s natural reaction to feeling threatened or under pressure. A small...
A Covid immunity test is a scientific process which can determine whether your body has Covid-specific antibodies to help fight off a future infection. When your body is exposed to a pathogen – either through natural infection or a vaccine – it will produce antibodies...
The stresses of the last 20 months have seen many of us reach for another alcoholic drink as a means of ‘coping’, forgetting our worries and numbing any concerns. Official data from Public Health England suggests that almost one million people across England have...
If you’ve had your Covid-19 vaccination, you may be wondering whether it has been effective and if your body has developed antibodies as a result. Taking a Covid antibody test will tell you whether or not you have developed antibodies designed to fight off a...
The Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) is urging the government to bring in “comprehensive marketing restrictions” both on and offline, to protect children and young people from alcohol advertising campaigns. This comes after a recent survey suggested that more than...
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