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Beating The Demon Of Insomnia

Insomnia is a serious medical condition with a variety of causes and an even wider array of possible treatments. In every case, the sense of desperation associated with insomnia only worsens the condition, as sleep deprivation creates a frustrating spiral of symptoms and associated issues.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 20 November 2018

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Unmanageable stress – the epidemic

2018 saw the UK rank 5th worst in the world for unmanageable stress, behind United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Korea.  Furthermore, one in 5 of the UKs workforces say that they frequently experience ‘unmanageable stress’ whilst 53% of millennials prioritise an employer with a workplace health and wellbeing programme.

Article by: Joanne Waggerman | Published: 13 November 2018

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An eye on fatigue at work

It’s that ‘war-weary’ feeling of trying to mentally pick yourself up, dust yourself down and go again. The consequence of fatigue is that the degradation in the speed, accuracy and quality in how we respond means we are more likely to make mistakes. Just how serious is being tired at work?

Article by: Dominic Irvine | Published: 7 November 2018

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Encouraging tech breaks

The advancement of technology means that, for many of us, we no longer need to be at a desk to work. This offers us great flexibility, but it also means that work can easily blend into our home life. Our research found that three quarters (74 percent) of employees check their work emails first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

Article by: Pablo Vandenabeele | Published: 1 November 2018

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The specter of cocaine in the city

Drug use has been synonymous with certain professions for many years and substance misuse can be exacerbated by high stress jobs. To reach the top of a highly competitive corporate ladder or high-profile position and then remain there for years is no easy task, especially when you are an addict.

Article by: Andrew Leach | Published: 1 November 2018

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How to avoid piling on the pounds over Christmas

Research shows we can all expect to gain at least 1-2lbs during the festive season, but it’s not just the Christmas holidays at home that are a danger zone – our workplaces are full of temptation throughout December. Between team lunches, the endless supply of chocolate, and the office Christmas party, the festive period can be a challenging time to eat well.

Article by: British Nutrition Foundation | Published: 29 October 2018

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Sleep crisis

We all know how difficult it is to work when we're tired but are you aware of the effects on others? Everyone knows that after a bad night’s sleep, the next day at work is a real drag. Coffee becomes a lifeline as you battle to keep your eyes open, struggling to read that project brief or presentation.

Article by: Maddy Keating | Published: 26 October 2018

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What Impact will prescribed cannabis have in the workplace?

It is thought that people suffering from chronic pain, spasticity, nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, as well as drug-resistant epilepsy, will be first in with a chance to be prescribed cannabis, with a recent article in the British Medical Journal saying it could be of use in cases like these.

Article by: Pam Rogerson | Published: 23 October 2018

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How do you talk about cancer at work?

The research, which surveyed 500 UK managers, revealed that 21 per cent of managers are uncomfortable speaking about any illness with an employee and have never spoken to a member of their team who has suffered with cancer about their illness (21 per cent).

Article by: Evelyn Wallace | Published: 19 October 2018

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NHS picking up the bill as businesses taxed out of offering healthcare

Findings from independent economic experts Cebr and Bupa has not only verified the link between rising Insurance Premium Tax rates and increased burden on the NHS, but it has quantifed the cost to the service –  £126m a year – of looking after the extra 200,000 patients driven back to the NHS since 2015

Article by: Alex Perry | Published: 7 October 2018