Office workers who sit next to the window as they work are often more productive than colleagues who spend the day further away from daylight.
Scientists say that sitting next to the office window could in fact double workers’ alertness and make them happier.
Speaking at the at Cheltenham Science Festival this week, Oxford [...]
Select Committee raises concerns over efficiency savings
The NHS is rationing patients’ access to certain treatments in a bid to meet its efficiency savings targets, MPs have warned.
The Public Accounts Committee has today published its latest report on the NHS’s progress in meeting its requirement of £20bn in efficiency savings by 2014-15.
It said that [...]
Work found to be most stressful factor in people’s lives
Work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives, above debt and health, a survey by a leading mental health charity has found.
A poll of more than 2,000 Britons commissioned by Mind shows that 34% of people describe their work life as [...]
Sixty five per cent of men are now classed as obese – and only one in three is now a ‘normal’ weight, new figures show.
The statistics, from the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show a ‘marked increase’ in obesity over the last 20 years, with 58% of women now [...]
Late diagnosis could be influential factor
The UK’s one-year lung cancer survival rate lags behind that of other developed countries such as Australia and Norway, according to a new international study published this week.
Research carried out by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership found that the proportion of people who survived for [...]
The health and risk industry has broadly welcomed the Government’s response to the Sickness Absence Review, but cautions that the most crucial decision – on tax relief for back-to-work-interventions – has yet to be made.
On Thursday the Government published its long-awaited response to the recommendations set out in a state-commissioned paper on [...]
Winter fuel payments for richer individuals should be stopped and the money saved should be used to pay for a cap on long-term care costs, a former minister has said.
Lib Dem MP Paul Burstow claimed that doing so would defuse an elderly care “time bomb”.
Burstow made the comments as he backed a [...]
Job loss and unemployment are associated with an increased risk of heart attack, a new study has found.
Researchers in the US have found that even short periods without work are a “significant” risk factor for heart attack.
Dont forget your health
After studying the effects of employment status, job losses and time spent unemployed on [...]
Towers Watson urges UK businesses to avoid ‘work till you drop’ culture
British workers are heading for a “burn-out” as excessive pressures and long hours take their toll, a leading employee benefits consultancy is warning.
A report by Towers Watson, the Global Workforce Study, reveals that a third of UK employees say they [...]
The number of women living with cancer in the UK is set to almost quadruple over the next 30 years, far outstripping the number of men with the disease, a leading cancer charity is warning.
Figures from Macmillan Cancer Support forecast that the number of women with lung cancer will rise 35 [...]