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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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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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A fifth receive mental health diagnosis after Covid-19 infection

9 Nov 2020

Almost one in five people who test positive for Covid-19 are diagnosed with a psychiatric condition within the following three...

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‘Long Covid’ can cause breathlessness, organ abnormalities and fatigue for months

9 Nov 2020

An Oxford University study looking at the longer-term impact of Covid-19, so-called “long Covid”, has concluded that a large proportion...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: November 2020

6 Nov 2020

Work-related allergic symptoms in bakers
Bakers using multigrain flour are at a high risk of experiencing nasal and asthma-like symptoms,...

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Mental ill health accounted for more than half of sickness absence in last year

6 Nov 2020

A total of 38.8 million working days were lost because of work-related illness and workplace injury in 2019/20, with more...

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