Health surveillance

Occupational health bracing itself for challenges of imminent Covid-19 vaccine rollout

With the imminent arrival of viable Covid-19 vaccines, the UK, and NHS, is gearing up for perhaps the biggest mass...

Lung abnormalities identified in Covid-19 patients months after infection

1 Dec 2020

Research into the long-term effects of Covid-19 has found lung abnormalities three months after patients became infected with the virus....

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Men putting off seeing a doctor because of pandemic

19 Nov 2020

Four in 10 men have put off seeing a doctor about a health concern or have had a health check...

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Taxi drivers and couriers exposed to ‘hazardous’ levels of diesel emissions

17 Nov 2020

Professional drivers face a greater risk of cancer because they are regularly being exposed to “hazardous” levels of diesel emissions...

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Multiple organ damage identified in ‘long Covid’ sufferers

16 Nov 2020

Signs of damage to multiple organs have been detected in young and previously healthy people four months after they were...

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‘Sustainable workplace health strategies’ needed to tackle long-term health risks

13 Nov 2020

The UK should put in place ‘Sustainable Workplace Health Strategies’ for each of its nations, the British Occupational Hygiene Society...

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Air pollution affecting health of 440,000 manufacturing workers

3 Nov 2020

Hundreds of thousands of manufacturing workers with health conditions that can be exacerbated by poor air quality are being exposed...

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Covid-19 infection in England doubles in under a month

30 Oct 2020

Some 96,000 people are becoming infected with Covid-19 every day in England, researchers suggest.
According to the latest results of...

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MPs call for better diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis

26 Oct 2020

Women suffering from the intensely painful and potentially debilitating condition endometriosis are still waiting years for a proper diagnosis, and...

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Healthcare staff need more information to treat ‘long Covid’

15 Oct 2020

Research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has argued that people suffering from ‘long Covid’ – or often...

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Governments told to prioritise tackling rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

12 Oct 2020

Governments across Europe are being urged to create a comprehensive strategy to tackle rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, which currently affect...

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Fewer staff taking time off for mental health, poll finds

9 Oct 2020

The propotion of workers taking time off because of poor mental health has fallen to 28% from 36% last year,...

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‘Compelling case’ for weekly Covid testing of NHS staff, say MPs

9 Oct 2020

MPs have said there is a ‘compelling case’ for weekly testing of NHS staff to stop the health service becoming...

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Mouth lesions and skin rashes could be another sign of Covid-19

8 Oct 2020

Oral lesions and skin rashes could be another potential symptom of Covid-19 for clinicians and healthcare professionals to look out...

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Managing Covid-19 ‘clusters’ set to be a key challenge for occupational health

2 Oct 2020

A recent SOM/Royal College of Nursing webinar offered occupational health practitioners valuable advice on how to manage Covid-19 outbreaks as...

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