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‘Urgent need’ to address UK obesity amid Covid outcomes warning

There is an “urgent need” to address obesity levels in the UK, the Royal College of Physicians has warned, in...

Nearly half with possible cancer symptoms avoided GP

25 Feb 2021

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

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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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