Research

Heart and circulatory disease deaths in under-75s on the increase

The number of people dying of heart and circulatory diseases before the age of 75 has risen for the first...

Fifth of female firefighters experience PTSD

8 May 2019

Female firefighters are at a higher risk of experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or contemplating suicide than their male colleagues,...

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Occupational health research round-up: May 2019

3 May 2019

Short breaks between nurses’ shifts linked to workplace accidents
Being provided with only a short break, defined as less than...

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Pollution, carcinogens and second-hand smoke blamed for rising rates of non-smoker lung cancer

26 Apr 2019

Around 6,000 people who have never smoked die of lung cancer every year, often because they have been exposed to...

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Wellbeing interventions have minimal effect on long-term health and cost

17 Apr 2019

Wellness programmes do little to improve overall health or reduce costs, but could help employees become more active or lose...

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Majority of absence and presenteeism could be addressed by ‘targeted’ employer support

15 Apr 2019

Three-quarters of ill health-related presenteeism and absence in 2018 came from factors that employers could have influenced or addressed, according...

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Organisations should improve support for bereaved staff, research suggests

15 Apr 2019

Bereaved employees could struggle to cope with stressful and demanding work after they return to work if appropriate support is...

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Occupational health research round-up: April 2019

5 Apr 2019

Poor sleep and job stressors
Employees reporting high numbers of job stressors, and who say they need longer to unwind...

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Age discrimination may increase risk of ill health

4 Apr 2019

Victims of age discrimination have an increased likelihood of developing mental and physical health conditions such as coronary heart disease,...

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Shift work ‘increases coronary artery disease risk’

1 Apr 2019

Shift work has a harmful effect on cardiovascular function, with the risk of developing coronary artery disease increasing the longer...

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Sedentary working linked to a tenth of deaths

26 Mar 2019

Sitting for long periods of time during the day has been linked to around one in 10 deaths each year...

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Intervention needed to improve construction worker sun safety

25 Mar 2019

Construction workers’ desire for a sun tan is putting them at risk of skin cancer, a study has found, prompting...

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Women in stressful jobs more likely to receive diabetes diagnosis

18 Mar 2019

Women in mentally-tiring jobs are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who suffer from little or no...

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Construction firms should train staff in occupational health awareness

13 Mar 2019

Construction companies have been urged to train at least one employee in occupational health awareness to increase understanding of OH...

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Study suggests type 2 diabetes is “reversible” with weight loss

7 Mar 2019

Type 2 diabetes could be a “reversible condition”, researchers have suggested, after a study found a third (36%) of people...

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