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Replacing sitting time with activity reduces risk of early death by up to 35%

Replacing 30 minutes of sedentary time per day with the same period of high-intensity activity reduces the risk of an...

Staff take 53% more sick days in January

Workers take 53% more sick days in January than any other month of the year, analysis has shown.
According to...

London Underground air quality ‘likely’ to present health risks

Pollution at London Underground tube stations is up to 30 times higher than in busy roads in the capital, research...

More than 50% rise in workers seeking counselling

Employers should be given more support to help staff with poor mental health, counsellors have urged, as they report rising...

Nearly one in three unable to mentally switch off from work

Almost a third of workers find it difficult to “switch off” from work in their personal time, putting them more...

A quarter delay seeking medical advice due to embarrassment

Embarrassment is causing a quarter of employees to delay seeking a formal diagnosis after noticing a potential cancer symptom, a...

Improved occupational health access will help NHS achieve long term goals

Employers have a vital role to play in helping the NHS deliver plans that it hopes will prevent around 85,000...

Half of workers given safety over-goggles that may affect vision

More than half of staff who wear prescription glasses and need further eye protection at work are given safety over-goggles...

Protective equipment fails to remove risk of pesticide contamination

Research into pesticide exposure among horticultural workers has shown that levels of contamination can take place despite the provision of...

Most staff comfortable discussing health concerns at work

Employees are becoming more open to talking about their health at work, research has suggested, with three-quarters of staff happy...

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