The importance of lemons in clinical trials!

By |May 23rd, 2019|

Here at Covance
Leeds we love to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day on the 20th
May every year. Did you know that there is a surprising link between the humble
lemon and the history of clinical trials?

Lemons are such a versatile citrus fruit and most of us love a refreshing glass
of lemonade or a rich slice of

Spring has sprung

By |March 22nd, 2019|

Finally, the evenings
are getting lighter, the daffodils are in bloom and there has even been some
sunshine lately – all of this can only mean that spring has sprung and here at
Covance Leeds we are very excited for the new season. Spring always puts a
spring in our step, if you pardon the pun! We thought we

New Year, New Start

By |January 9th, 2019|

Happy New Year from everybody at Covance Leeds! We hope that you all had a wonderful time celebrating over the holiday season. Many of us may have indulged in a drink or two over the festive season and January is the perfect time to make a healthy new start! Dry January takes place this month,

Season of goodwill

By |December 20th, 2018|

So here we are in December and at Covance Leeds we feel as though this year has just flown by! We love Christmas, which is often referred to as the ‘season of goodwill’ and in the season of goodwill, why not consider being a part of our clinical trials? When you take part in our

Can I be healthy and still be prescribed Statins?

By |October 30th, 2018|

From time to time, many of us become concerned about our cholesterol levels and we frequently hear the terms ‘good cholesterol’ and ‘bad cholesterol’ in the media.

High levels of ‘bad cholesterol’ in your blood can lead to fatty deposits building up in your arteries, which can increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which includes

Settling in to student life

By |October 3rd, 2018|

It is that time of the year when many new students are starting university. Here at Covance Leeds, we are located close to the city centre and we would like to say a big welcome to all students who have arrived in this lovely city for the new academic year!

We understand that arriving at university

World Cup excitement at Covance Leeds

By |June 19th, 2018|

Here at Covance we are getting excited for the start of the FIFA World Cup. Did you know that as a clinical trial volunteer at our Covance Leeds Clinic, you have access to a host of facilities including satellite television with Sky Sports and free Wi-Fi (and you can bring your own Laptops / iPads

International Clinical Trials Day

By |May 21st, 2018|

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or so the saying goes… but when you sip a cool glass of lemonade, you may not know that lemons were used in the first clinical trial.

International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world on the 20th May to recognise the contribution clinical trials make to the

HAE – a Rare Disease Being Tackled in Leeds

By |January 24th, 2017|

Clinical trials in healthy volunteers are an essential part of developing treatments for every kind of  illness. While many of our studies at Covance aim to tackle prevalent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and depression, we also work on treatments for diseases you may never have heard of – like hereditary angioedema (HAE).

HAE is a

Cystic Fibrosis – Join the Fight for Breath!

By |January 18th, 2017|

Cystic fibrosis is a rare, hereditary disease which affects about 70,000 people worldwide. Although its origins can be traced back as far as 3000BC, no cure has been found as of yet. Put simply, CF is a condition which causes sweat, digestive fluid and mucus to become abnormally thickened. But the effects of this seemingly