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Almost half of IT employees feel stressed out

Almost half (45%) of people working in IT feel stressed, as organisations try to tackle the increasing threat of cybercrime, ...

Wellbeing ‘auto-enrolment’ scheme could relieve burden on NHS

An auto-enrolment-style scheme for wellbeing programmes – funded in part by employers and in part by employees’ National Insurance contributions...

UK employers leading the way in offering mental health support

UK employers are more likely to offer mental health support to their staff than their counterparts around the globe, according...

Excess alcohol consumption can slash life expectancy by 30 minutes per glass

Every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit could shorten your life by 30 minutes,...

One in six workers with diabetes feel they have been discriminated against

One in six workers with diabetes feels they have been discriminated against at work because of their condition, the charity...

Younger people at highest risk of loneliness

One in 20 adults in England felt lonely “often or always” in 2016 and 2017, with younger people at the...

A quarter of construction workers may have been exposed to asbestos

Almost one in four UK construction workers believe they could have been exposed to asbestos fibres, putting them at a...

Half of workers with cancer unaware of employers’ legal obligations

More than half (53%) of employees living with cancer do not know that their employer has a legal obligation to...

Average adult feels breathless after ‘light to moderate’ exercise

The average adult feels breathless six times a week, often as a result of “light to moderate” exercise, a study...

Shift worker

Occupational health research round-up: April 2018

Paternal heart disease increases shift work risk
Paternal mortality from myocardial infarction or sudden cardiac death interacts with shift work...

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Wellbeing and health promotion

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Mental health and stress