Government launches independent reviews to tackle health disparities

The UK government has announced leads for two independent reviews into ethnic inequalities for medical devices and tobacco control. Read More

New public health plans introduced to ensure pubs, restaurants and cafes offer both smoking and non-smoking outdoor options

People using pubs, restaurants and cafes will soon have greater freedom to choose non-smoking outdoor areas following a Parliamentary amendment to legislation. The Government says a balance has been struck between protecting public health and not imposing additional red tape on businesses. Read More

Study finds smoking increases the risk of back surgery

A study of construction workers in Sweden has found that smoking increases the risk of lower back pain, which in turn can lead to surgery. Read More

TUC’s new guidance on wellbeing at work

With health and work being closely linked, the TUC has published new guidance on wellbeing at work. Work and wellbeing Read More

The health benefits of work in smoking cessation

Steve Perkins, chief executive of BOHS, the Chartered Society for worker health protection, looks at new Scottish research on smoking Read More

Simplified smoke-free signage rules

Legal requirements for no-smoking signs have changed as part of the Government's drive to ease the regulatory burden on businesses. Read More

Occupational-health trailblazer hailed as one of 60 ‘New Elizabethans’

A pioneering figure in occupational-health research, whose ground-breaking work throughout the second half of the 20th century made a difference to countless lives, has been named as one of 60 'New Elizabethans' who have made the greatest mark during Her Majesty the Queen's reign. Read More

Builders are the biggest boozers says survey

Advertising, marketing and PR have topped a list of the UK's healthiest professions despite those working in these sectors claiming they have stressful jobs.<br><br> Read More

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