Spring clean your wellbeing

By |May 7th, 2019|

This is the time of year when many of us think about spring
cleaning our homes and getting everything nice and tidy, but what about some
simple ideas for spring cleaning your wellbeing too? Here at Covance Leeds, we
have put together some tips for how you can inject some new energy in to your
daily routine just in

What’s happening in February

By |January 31st, 2019|

We can’t believe that February is here already, and we thought we would have a look at some of the important and fun events taking place in the month of February.

Time to Talk Day 2019
Did you know that 7th February is ‘Time to Talk Day 2019’ which encourages people to talk about mental health. Talking

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

Looking forward to Autumn

By |October 30th, 2018|

As the days get shorter and the evenings get colder it can be a little disheartening to say a final goodbye to summer, but there is so much to look forward to this autumn…

Did you know that Halloween, which is widely celebrated on October 31st, evolved from the ancient Celtic festival ‘Samhain’. As we all

Alcohol Consumption

By |September 10th, 2018|

It is safe to say that many of us like an occasional drink to unwind, but did you know that the alcohol consumption guidelines have recently been updated? The UK Chief Medical Officers’ (CMO) alcohol guidelines for both men and women state that it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week

10 Things you should know about HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day 2016

By |December 1st, 2016|

Throughout the 80s and 90s, the AIDS epidemic dominated headlines making this one of the most feared diseases in living memory. In recent years, the word ‘epidemic’ is perhaps more quickly associated with emerging diseases like ebola and the zika virus. But while its progress has slowed AIDS has by no means gone away, and

Take Care of Yourself on World Mental Health Day

By |October 10th, 2016|

In the UK, one in every 4 people will be diagnosed with a mental health condition like depression or anxiety at some point. But caring for your mental health doesn’t begin and end with a diagnosis! Just like your physical health, your mental wellbeing can fluctuate from day to day, and there are plenty of self-care

Olympic Spirit – A Potential Treatment for National Gloom

By |August 1st, 2016|

As recent news would suggest, taking part in a clinical trial and taking part in the Olympic Games may be more similar than you would think. You’d be forgiven for thinking that both would require you to be administered with some form of drug, if you are a Russian athletics competitor anyway. In the midst

Meet Danny – Our First Psoriasis Patient!

By |June 30th, 2016|

This year, we’ve been working hard to find men and women with psoriasis to help us test a promising new treatment for the disease. Patients have responded to us in droves, but for this early stage of testing we specifically need people who are quite severely affected (having psoriasis covering an area on the body

Cynical Trials: Detoxing (for Dummies?)

By |January 12th, 2016|

You’ve all heard this story ad nauseam. Christmas is a time to indulge and overindulge, and millions of people spend the early part of January trying to atone for all that merriment and undo the damage done by weeks of booziness.

As I floundered my way through a quiet New Year’s Eve in the Yorkshire Dales,