Occupational Health

2018/05/11MEDICAL UPDATE

Denmark: 1 in 4 people leave work a year after a heart attack

By Gary Finnegan One in four people leave their job within a year of returning to work after having a heart attack, according to a study from Denmark in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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2017/03/13MEDICAL UPDATE

Is ‘online therapy’ making patients worse?

Scientists in Sweden are studying whether web-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is ineffective in some people, potentially making patients worse. The psychologist behind the research say that while many people who suffer from depression and anxiety are helped by seeing a therapist, psychological treatment can have negative side effects, like any intervention.

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2016/09/06MEDICAL UPDATE

World Health Matters: Australia: Generational shift in drinking habits

by Gary Finnegan: A clear trend towards lighter drinking among young people is responsible for reversing years of rising alcohol intake, according to new research. Experts hope this could lead to a long-term reduction in alcohol-related harm, including liver cirrhosis and social problems.

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2015/10/22MEDICAL UPDATE

World Health Matters: Medications linked to falls in older men

by Gary Finnegan: Ireland: Medicines routinely prescribed for older patients may be contributing to elevated rates of falls in elderly men, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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2013/12/02MEDICAL UPDATE

Poster Session at ECC 2013 – Circulating tumour cell counts in advanced and metastatic colorectal cancer by immunomagnetic labelling: Results reflect the reality?

Solange M Sanches et al, AC Camargo Cancer Center, São Paulo, Brazil.

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2013/03/27MEDICAL UPDATE

Is surgery the only option for meniscal?

New research finds that for a number of patients physical therapy provides similar improvements in physical function and pain

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