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Alcohol testing solutions

Alcohol testing solutions

Monday saw the start of Alcohol Awareness Week (19–25th November 2018): 7 days of awareness-raising and campaigning for change. In January 2016, the UK’s Chief Medical Officers published new ‘low-risk’ drinking guidelines to help minimise the risks associated with...
Alcohol charity calls for change

Alcohol charity calls for change

There are an estimated 600,000 dependent drinkers in England alone. These are people who are in a relationship with alcohol that is bringing them and their families ill-health, neglect, conflict and pain. Four in five of these dependent drinkers are receiving no...
Alcohol bracelet: how does it work?

Alcohol bracelet: how does it work?

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) is an innovative way of monitoring alcohol consumption. Its success at enforcing sobriety and helping to change behaviours in vulnerable and alcohol-dependent adults, has seen its use rise steeply. So how does this...
Paternity test before birth

Paternity test before birth

It is possible to safely identify whether a man is a baby’s biological father before the baby is born. This is achieved by a process known as Prenatal DNA testing (also known as prenatal paternity testing). This is a non-invasive method that can accurately determine...
France approves new drug to treat alcoholism

France approves new drug to treat alcoholism

French health authorities have approved the use of a muscle relaxant to treat people addicted to alcohol. However, concerns have been raised about the efficacy of the drug as well as its possible side effects. Following a trial in 132 heavy drinkers that began in...
Has the airline industry got a drink problem?

Has the airline industry got a drink problem?

As a third high-profile airline captain fails pre-flight alcohol testing, should we be worried about pilots and their relationship with drink? Captain Arvind Kathpalia should have been operating Air India’s London–New Delhi flight on Sunday afternoon. Instead, the...
Abba, A-ha or U2: How European are you?

Abba, A-ha or U2: How European are you?

You may consider yourself a citizen of Europe, but do you actually know your European roots? Migration within Europe has a long history. It increased substantially towards the end of the 20th century and western European countries, in particular, saw a high growth in...