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November 2015

  • Obesity is one of the most significant health issues facing the UK population today. In the UK, 64% of adults are classed as being overweight or obese, costing the UK…

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  • Under normal circumstances, the human body has the ability to regulate its own temperature. However, working at extremes of heat or cold can make it difficult for the body to…

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  • It’s an accepted fact that the early diagnosis of cancer significantly improves outcomes for patients and the Cancer Research UK website offers some interesting figures around survival rates for some…

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  • As the clocks go back and daylight hours get shorter, many of us find that our energy levels and happy outlook dissipate with the change in seasons. For some of…

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  • Short and long-term sickness causes a significant amount of absence from work. Some illnesses can be treated successfully at home using over-the-counter medication, while other conditions are lifelong, requiring repeated…

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  • If you think that your patients are able to undertake some form of work, the fit note is an opportunity to record your advice. Your assessment may indicate that your…

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  • We’ve just held our first Roadshow event in Newcastle, closely followed by one in Cardiff and Leeds, and many others taking place across the country over the next few weeks….

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  • A significant amount of research has been done into the health effects of disrupted sleep-wake cycles (experienced by shift workers), which are sometimes associated with various health conditions, including: heart…

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  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is the term given to a variety of painful conditions that affect the muscles, bones, and joints, which are a leading causes of long term sickness absence…

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  • 1 November 2015 sees the beginning of this year’s ‘Movember’. Movember has become a global movement that challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30 days of November in…

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