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Nearly half with possible cancer symptoms avoided GP

Almost half (45%) of people who had possible cancer symptoms in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic did not...

Early mobility may aid severe Covid-19 recovery

24 Feb 2021

Exercise and getting people mobile early on in their rehabilitation from severe Covid-19 may help improve recovery, research has indicated....

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IOSH: Don’t ignore work cancer risks during pandemic

2 Feb 2021

Employers should not lose sight of the risks posed by carcinogens at work while they focus on minimising Covid-19 risks,...

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Home working linked to rise in musculoskeletal disorders

22 Jan 2021

More than a third (37.7%) of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) cases were connected to work in 2020, compared with just 1.4%...

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Study finds link between daily alcohol consumption and irregular heart rhythm

14 Jan 2021

Just half a pint of beer or a small glass of wine a day can increase the risk of irregular...

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Why Covid-19 is an opportunity to rethink wellbeing within construction

8 Jan 2021

The construction sector faced major workplace health, safety and wellbeing challenges even before the logistical and financial problems generated by...

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Together alone: staying well as OH practitioners in challenging times

8 Jan 2021

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how occupational health professionals can balance supporting the health needs of employers and employees while, at...

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Sixteen per cent of adults could have an eating disorder

6 Jan 2021

One in five women and one in eight men screened positive for a possible eating disorder in 2019, recently published...

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One in five ‘long Covid’ sufferers still unable to work after six months

5 Jan 2021

Many people suffering with ‘long Covid’ are still unable to fully work six months after their initial coronavirus infection, according...

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Three in 10 with health issues worry about seeing doctor during pandemic

7 Dec 2020

Three in 10 (29%) people with a known medical condition have avoided seeing their GP or attending a hospital appointment...

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CPD: How to build and embed resilience within your workplace

4 Dec 2020

In the final article of her three-part series, Catherine D’Arcy-Jones examines some tools and resources OH practitioners can use to...

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Back, neck and shoulder pain behind high proportion of digital physio sessions

2 Dec 2020

Almost half (49%) of online physiotherapy sessions booked since the summer through an app operated by employee benefits provider Unum...

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Firms should have legal duty to protect night workers’ health, says Co-op

30 Nov 2020

The Co-op has launched a nightshift workers’ health and wellbeing ‘manifesto’ in Parliament, which has called for employers to be...

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Insurer recommends ‘fake commute’ to boost home workers’ health

27 Nov 2020

Employees have been encouraged to adopt a ‘fake commute’ while working from home, with research finding almost three in five...

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Few would see doctor if they experienced mild cognitive impairment

27 Nov 2020

Only 3% of people aged 55 and over would see their GP if they experienced memory loss, forgetfulness or a...

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