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Antigen vs antibody test

Antigen vs antibody test

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 men’s health month

November is men’s health month

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...
Smiles all around for World Adoption Day

Smiles all around for World Adoption Day

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 MDMA on the rise across the UK

Fake MDMA on the rise across the UK

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...
Stress can lead to substance abuse

Stress can lead to substance abuse

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...
What is a Covid immunity test?

What is a Covid immunity test?

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...
Stress and alcohol don’t mix

Stress and alcohol don’t mix

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...
Can I take an antibody test for Covid?

Can I take an antibody test for Covid?

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...