Workplace mental health update

Workplace mental health update

Some recent research commissioned by the mental health charity Mind – full story here – has some interesting things to say about how workplace stress is affecting people in general. With over 2,000 respondents, this survey gives a snapshot of the things that are...
Moving overseas and mental health

Moving overseas and mental health

How many people leave the UK each year to go and live abroad? The answer to that question is not something that’s immediately clear. According to one news article on the subject, around 350,000 emigrants left the UK in the year up to June 2012. Now, that is a lot of...
Sickness absence review: an update

Sickness absence review: an update

In November 2011,  Health at Work- an independent review of sickness absence was published, with the government then spending time considering the recommendations it contained. The review document is fairly extensive and effectively contextualises the current...
Weekly Jab Could Help Fight Obesity

Weekly Jab Could Help Fight Obesity

A diet medication than can suppress your hunger and slash your caloric intake by 13% might be on the market in just a couple of years. Outcomes from the initial checks on individual volunteers demonstrated they consumed less meals following just one dosage of the...
The nation’s changing health habits

The nation’s changing health habits

Interesting story today over on the Guardian’s health pages – based on some interesting numbers from the Office for National Statistics that give some interesting insight into how we live today. What with the calls for minimum alcohol pricing, and the recent move to...
Dental health as part of a holistic regime

Dental health as part of a holistic regime

Dental health is all too often seen as being distinct from other types of health. There are a lot of promotions out there encouraging us to eat 5 a day or to take up swimming or running – and we all know that healthy eating and exercise have far reaching health...

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