Cancer

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...

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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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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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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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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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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‘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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Occupational health & wellbeing Awards 2020

The Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020 winners

2 Oct 2020

The sheer expertise and excellence on display meant our judges had an extremely difficult job coming to a decision. But...

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‘I will be representing all specialisms – and I want to be optimistic about the future of OH’

2 Oct 2020

Occupational Health & Wellbeing’s Professor Anne Harriss is the first non-physician to assume the presidency of SOM, the Society of...

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Include asbestos risk awareness in NHS staff training, study recommends

24 Sep 2020

Awareness of asbestos risk and the possibility of a mesothelioma diagnosis should be added to the mandatory training for new...

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Occupational health & wellbeing Awards 2020

The Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020 shortlist

4 Sep 2020

Once again, the quality and calibre of entries for this year’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards has been both inspiring...

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Earlier breast cancer screening could save lives, researchers find

13 Aug 2020

Screening women in their forties for breast cancer could save hundreds of lives each year and would not lead to...

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The post-pandemic work landscape – joining up mental and physical health

7 Aug 2020

As work slowly returns to something resembling normality post-pandemic, occupational health will have an important role to play in encouraging...

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Return to work call puts workers with cancer on a ‘cliff edge’

6 Aug 2020

People with cancer could face a tough choice between health or finances if employers force them to return to the workplace.

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