Alcohol-related deaths in the US are rising, especially among women

Alcohol-related deaths in the US are rising

A new study released by JAMA Network has found the rate of alcohol-related deaths in the US is rising faster among women, despite alcohol consumption still killing more men in the country. The study, which analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, revealed that alcohol-related deaths among women rose by 14.7% over […]

Celebrating family connections this National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month in the US and the theme for 2023 is Empowering Youth: Finding Points of Connection. The initiative first began in 1984 as National Adoption Week, with the first National Adoption Month being introduced in 1995.  The campaign is led by the Children’s Bureau and  aims to increase awareness of adoption […]

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

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 […]

Take action this World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10 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 Organization (WHO), want to bring people and communities […]

Study reveals shocking number of employed adults in the US struggling with addiction

Study reveals shocking number of employed adults in the US struggling with addiction

Research from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 60% of Americans battling drug or alcohol addiction also have a job. What’s more, construction, mining and the food and hospitality industries employ the most individuals struggling with substance-use disorders. Another study found that many individuals refrain from acknowledging they might have a […]

Do something grand this Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day celebrates the special bond shared by grandparents and grandchildren and is held each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. In 2023, it will take place on September 10th. This year’s theme is ‘The Grandparent Advantage’, which recognizes our ability to recycle human knowledge, understanding, experience, and culture in a way that […]

International Overdose Awareness Day: highlighting the impact of overdose worldwide

International Overdose Awareness Day

Today (August 31, 2023) is International Overdose Awareness Day: a global campaign that aims to end overdose, remember those who have died from overdose, and to acknowledge the loved ones left behind. Established in 2001 and convened by the Penington Institute since 2012, it is the largest annual awareness day worldwide shining a light on […]

What is toothbrush DNA testing?

What is toothbrush DNA testing?

What is a toothbrush DNA test? Toothbrush DNA testing is a highly innovative DNA testing service available from AlphaBiolabs. It is a type of viability study that uses a toothbrush to extract a DNA profile for the purpose of performing a DNA relationship test. Typically, DNA tests are performed using cheek swab samples from two […]

Exploring our shared DNA this National Aunt and Uncle Day

National Aunt and Uncle Day

Today (26th July) is National Aunt and Uncle Day: a day where families across the US celebrate the special relationships shared with aunts and uncles. In many families, our parents’ siblings can almost become a second set of parents, providing advice and guidance throughout our lives. But did you know that this special relationship with […]