Workaholism and employee wellbeing

Workaholism and employee wellbeing

Think, for a second, about the old image of the successful employee. Think Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, with his oversize mobile phone and various famous quotes such as “lunch is for wimps” and his almost pathological need to be grafting all the while. Times –...
Do happier hospital staff provide better care?

Do happier hospital staff provide better care?

One of the most interesting internet resources for anyone with more than a passing interest in healthcare is The Guardian’s Healthcare Network. Essentially it’s aimed at people who work within the healthcare field but you don’t need to be consultant neurosurgeon or a...
Stress management – health and wellbeing update

Stress management – health and wellbeing update

As regular readers of Follow Health will probably have detected by now, one of our favourite topics is stress management. There are a number of reasons why this is the case, and they include the following: Stress appears to be on the rise – and we feel that everybody...
Lung cancer and European women

Lung cancer and European women

According to brand new research published in the clinical Annals of Oncology journal, lung cancer may be on its way to becoming a bigger cause of death among European women than breast cancer by the middle of this decade. One of the reasons for this is that lung...
Your dental life – making it easier

Your dental life – making it easier

I don’t know why I remember this so clearly, but when I was at primary school there was (rightly) a very strong focus on dental health: They showed us pictures of the unpleasant eventualities that can befall those who neglect their dental health. They told us the...
Healthy eating in a recession

Healthy eating in a recession

In a recession, we all try to save a few quid here and there by various means, such as things like Never leaving the television on standby Switching off the lights in unoccupied rooms Putting on an extra layer instead of turning up the heating Eating at home rather...
Living and Working Alone

Living and Working Alone

Many thousands of people in the UK like to live alone and many don’t feel the need to surround themselves with masses of people in order to feel comfortable.  Of course living alone has its perks, walking around in your underwear for one, but new research has...
Spring blues – reverse seasonal affective disorder.

Spring blues – reverse seasonal affective disorder.

It’s entirely understandable that many of us get a little bit down when the clocks fall back by an hour in the Autumn and we’re plunged into darkness. For one thing, the fact that there’s less light and the temperature is starting to drop means less time enjoying the...

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