Respiratory

Early mobility may aid severe Covid-19 recovery

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

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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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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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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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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One in 20 develop ‘long Covid’, with older women most at risk

26 Oct 2020

As many as a fifth of people who contract Covid-19 are likely to suffer symptoms for eight weeks or more...

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‘Immediate action’ needed to prevent more silicosis deaths, MPs told

23 Sep 2020

MPs have been told that immediate action is needed to prevent deaths and illnesses caused by exposure to respirable crystalline...

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Workers with lung conditions ‘prepared to quit’ rather than return post Covid-19

11 Aug 2020

Workers with lung conditions are so worried about returning to their workplace some will risk being fired if they are...

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Charities call for national post-coronavirus ‘mental health renewal plan’

1 Jul 2020

A coalition of charities has called on prime minister Boris Johnson to create a ‘mental health renewal plan’ for England...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: June 2020

5 Jun 2020

Covid-19 to have lasting impact on workplace health
The potential adverse impact of the current pandemic on workers’ health extends...

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Smokers urged to quit to reduce risk of coronavirus complications

15 Apr 2020

Smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be urged to stop smoking immediately or risk complications if they contract...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: March 2020

6 Mar 2020

Predicting occupational allergy in apprentices
Hairdressing and culinary apprentices are usually exposed to the same workplace agents, such as inhalant...

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One in nine asthma-sufferers worry it will cost them their job

6 Feb 2020

One in nine people with asthma have lost their job, or worry they will lose their job, because of their...

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CPD: And breathe – managing employees with work-exacerbated asthma

3 Jan 2020

In the UK some three-and-a-half million adults of working age suffer from asthma. Through analysis of the intervention to support...

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