illness


Passengers fall ill on Emirates flight from Dubai to New York

A large commercial jet caused a scare on Wednesday when the pilot radioed to say it was coming in to land with several passengers and crew suffering from ‘flu-like’ symptoms. The incident happened at JFK Airport and the plane was put into quarantine. Read More

Sick days among British workers at record low

The average number of sickness absence days taken by UK workers has fallen to the lowest rate on record, according to official figures. Read More

Teetotallers more likely to go sick than moderate drinkers

Teetotallers are more likely to take sick leave than workers who drink moderately, according to a new study. Read More

One in three stressed workers check emails at night

A third of stressed-out workers regularly check their emails in the middle of the night, according to new research. Read More

The real reason employees call in sick: one fifth mask stress as a physical illness

UK employees have revealed the real reason they call in sick – despite claiming to have a physical health problem, they admit it’s actually stress (21%), anxiety (18%) and/or depression (20%). Read More

CIPD warns presenteeism is at record high in UK

The number of people coming into work when they are ill has more than tripled since 2010, according to a Read More

Sectors lose 4.4m days due to illness and injuries, statistics show

The construction and education sectors are losing out on 4.4 million working days due to workplace injury and illness, acording to statitics from the Health and Safety Executive. Read More

Doctor’s notes: the serious impacts of mental ill health

I last wrote offering advice on mental health issues about a year ago. To be asked by the editor to Read More

‘National Sickie Day’ – the most popular day for staying in bed

If you called your boss today and told a few little lies about being under the weather, you weren’t alone. The first Read More

Mates in Mind – The construction industry’s answer to mental ill health

Yesterday (26 January) saw leaders from across the construction industry gather to discuss health in construction, and it also saw Read More



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