Research

One in four have multiple health conditions

A quarter of people in England live with two or more mental or physical health conditions, the charity The Health...

Sedentary workers who are active outside working hours still at risk

15 Nov 2018

Many employees are wrongly perceiving that having an active lifestyle outside of the workplace negates the ill-effects associated with sedentary...

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Golf course workers more worried about injuries than sunburn

6 Nov 2018

Two-thirds (68%) of outdoor workers are more worried about work-related injuries than sunburn, research into Irish golf course maintenance workers’...

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Occupational health research round-up: November 2018

2 Nov 2018

Older workers with chronic disease
More people will be working with a chronic disease and poorer self-perceived health as working...

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How new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing could change the workplace health landscape

2 Nov 2018

October saw the launch of the new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing. What exactly is it, how will it work...

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Study highlights health and work benefits of sit-stand desks

11 Oct 2018

Office workers who are equipped with a sit-stand desk are more productive, healthier and happier than those who are not,...

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Occupational health research round-up: October 2018

5 Oct 2018

Developing a workplace mental health checklist
North American academics have developed a checklist to help line managers recognise changes in...

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Disappearing spires – why have OH university courses dropped by half this year?

5 Oct 2018

As the new academic year gets underway, shock new statistics have revealed that university occupational health courses are down by...

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People with severe mental illness more likely to develop a physical health condition

2 Oct 2018

People with severe mental illnesses (SMIs) – such as bipolar affective disorder, psychosis or schizophrenia – are more likely to...

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Breast cancer deaths set to rise in four years’ time

2 Oct 2018

The number of women predicted to die from breast cancer each year is set to rise from 2022, because of...

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Study finds link between arthritis and depression in older people

1 Oct 2018

Arthritis is more prevalent in older people with depression, a US study has found, highlighting the importance of screening for...

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Four in 10 hide poor mental health when calling in sick

27 Sep 2018

Forty-two per cent of staff experiencing a mental health issue have pretended to suffer from a physical health problem when...

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Younger staff want employers to put more emphasis on health and wellbeing

17 Sep 2018

Six in 10 younger workers think their current working conditions have an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing, highlighting...

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Three in 10 employees experienced an accident or mistake because of tiredness

13 Sep 2018

Almost half (46%) of employees regularly turn up to their jobs feeling too tired to work, making them more prone...

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Occupational health research round-up: September 2018

7 Sep 2018

Amputation and return to work
The extent to which amputees integrate into normal living after losing a limb affects their...

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