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Occupational health research round-up: January 2020

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

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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Healthcare demand drops 25% when social prescribing is used

2 Dec 2019

Feeling that you belong to or are part of a group can lead to a 25% reduction in the use...

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Mental health first aid benefits to be explored in academic study

4 Nov 2019

The impact that mental health first aid training has on employees and organisations is to be explored, as part of...

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CPD: Working well – articulating the case for OH’s role within “good” work

1 Nov 2019

The links between “good” work and health and wellbeing and increasing well-recognised, as well as evidenced. As Professor Anne Harriss...

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GPs trial standing desks to encourage physical activity

30 Oct 2019

Academics are investigating whether the introduction of “standing consultations” at GPs’ surgeries could improve the health of both GPs and...

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Education and coaching can significantly reduce migraine in staff, Swiss study finds

7 Oct 2019

Employer-provided education and coaching services can significantly reduce the impact migraine has on the workforce, a study has found.
Pharmaceutical...

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Taxi drivers exposed to highest levels of black carbon pollution

29 Sep 2019

Taxi drivers experience the highest exposures to black carbon pollution compared with other professional drivers, such as couriers and truck...

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Two-fifths of firms had staff off sick for more than four weeks

19 Sep 2019

More than two-fifths (43%) of organisations have had staff absent from work for more than four weeks due to ill...

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Occupational health research round-up: September 2019

6 Sep 2019

Rise in climate change-led occupational ‘heat stress’ cuts world productivity
The rise in global temperatures resulting from climate change will...

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