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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: April 2020

Mental wellbeing after electric shock
Electricians experiencing electrical accidents at work report more problems with cognition and lower mental wellbeing...

Reflecting on the role, and value, of ‘good’ occupational health

3 Apr 2020

New to the profession, and as part of her BSc in occupational health, Rikki Scott researched and wrote this article...

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Coronavirus: workers worried about future and ‘overwhelmed’ by the news

2 Apr 2020

Almost half (47%) of UK adults say their mental health has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak – especially those...

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Cyclists have lower cancer and cardiovascular disease risk, but increased hospitalisation

17 Mar 2020

Employees who cycle to work have a significantly lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and early death, but are more...

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Research suggests two Type 1 diabetes ‘subtypes’, and may aid future treatment

17 Mar 2020

Research has indicated that there could be two different “subtypes” of Type 1 diabetes, which could help scientists better understand...

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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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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: February 2020

7 Feb 2020

Childhood experiences and bullying at work
People who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including being bullied at school, are...

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Contaminants on employees’ clothing is a public health hazard, researchers say

29 Jan 2020

Toxic contaminants are inadvertently being brought home from employees’ workplaces and potentially exposing their families to dangerous substances, according to...

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Occupational health research round-up: January 2020

3 Jan 2020

Night shifts not linked to pain
Night shift work is not associated with an increased reporting of pain, according to...

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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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Good quality sleep could lower heart disease risk

24 Dec 2019

Healthy sleeping habits may lower the risk of heart disease, research has indicated.
A study conducted by Tulane University in...

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Working long hours increases risk of “hidden” high blood pressure

20 Dec 2019

Office workers who regularly spend long hours at their desks are more likely to have “hidden” high blood pressure, a...

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OH professionals urged to bid for construction health research funding

17 Dec 2019

Occupational health practitioners, accredited research organisations and charities are being given the chance to bid for funding to carry out...

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CPD: Advanced practice – a place at the table for OH nurses?

6 Dec 2019

The role of an expert occupational health nurse is complex and demanding, meaning OHNs are potentially prime candidates to achieve...

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Occupational health research round-up: December 2019

6 Dec 2019

Low patient expectation hits knee surgery rehabilitation
Low expectations about the outcome of knee surgery partly explains why three out...

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