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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: July 2020

Sleep disturbance affects Covid-19 medics
Almost 40% of paediatric healthcare workers in Wuhan experienced sleep disturbance during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Workers’ health begins to decline at 59, study finds

2 Jul 2020

The average employee’s health begins to decline at 59 years old, according to a large-scale study.
Researchers at Keele University...

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Caution urged over reliance on Covid-19 antibody testing

25 Jun 2020

Employers hoping to get more staff back to work by using coronavirus antibody tests have been warned that they could...

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Two-thirds anxious about returning to offices

16 Jun 2020

Two-thirds (65%) of employees are anxious about returning to the office as lockdown measures are gradually relaxed, a poll has...

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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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Study to consider benefits of occupational health service at GP surgeries

1 Jun 2020

Researchers are looking into whether access to an occupational health service via their GP surgery will reduce the number of...

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Be aware of ‘secondary trauma’ among key workers, IOSH urges

28 May 2020

Employers must be aware of and understand the symptoms of ‘secondary trauma’ and ensure those who have experienced distressing circumstances...

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Half of staff worry about disclosing health conditions during pandemic

13 May 2020

Almost half (47%) of employees would feel uncomfortable about telling their employer about a health concern during the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: May 2020

1 May 2020

Perceived stress and teacher absence
High levels of perceived stress amongst teachers are associated with increased frequency of sickness absence...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: April 2020

3 Apr 2020

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

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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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