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Occupational health research round-up: February 2017

This month’s round-up of occupational health research topics includes papers on the relative effectiveness of yoga compared with cognitive behavioural...

Prime MInister Theresa May arrives at the Royal Society in January to deliver a speech on mental health. REX/Shutterstock

Theresa May promises more help for employees with mental illness

Employers will be given additional help in supporting staff who need to take time off for mental illness, the Government...


Obesity survey finds more than one in four English adults are overweight

New obesity figures have suggested that the average man in England now weighs nearly a stone more than he did...

Metastatic melanoma: the most lethal type of skin cancer which is associated with sun exposure.

Deaths from cancer set to fall

Four hundred thousand fewer people will die from cancer over the next 20 years thanks to advances in research, diagnosis...

More than one in seven (15%) said  in a survey they would not disclose a long-term health condition such as arthritis or recurrent joint pain to their employer.

Research calls for better support for long-term conditions in the workplace

A study by the charity Arthritis Research UK has called on the Government to better support people with long-term conditions...

digital overload

Preventing digital overload must become part of employee wellbeing programmes

It is time for businesses to consider the impact of “digital overload” on wellbeing, performance and work-life balance, says Anna...

Research in occupational psychology shows that workers who scheduled time out from using smartphones had more positive moods than those who do not.

Web-based health apps, nudge theory and burnout: insights from occupational psychology

A recent occupational psychology conference covered topics including web-based interventions for mental health, taking time off from smartphones and workplace...

The Guernsey flag: the island  has overhauled sickness absence and sick pay  with emphasis on return to work after illness. Photo: Richard Sowersby/REX/Shutterstock

Occupational health plays key role in Guernsey’s sickness absence and sick pay revamp

Guernsey has launched phase two of its reforms of sickness absence and sick pay, focusing on return-to-work interventions and the...

Will the Government's work, health and disability Green Paper close the disability employment gap?

What must happen for the work, health and disability Green Paper to succeed

The Government’s recent work, health and disability Green Paper sets an ambitious target for closing the disability employment gap. Nick...

workplace wellbeing interventions

Seven steps to a payback on workplace wellbeing initiatives

Making a business case for wellbeing initiatives is problematic. Intervening in employees’ personal lives by providing a batch of benefits...

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