Health

Warning: Your open-plan office can make you ill

Don't blame other commuters if you catch a cold this winter: blame the people who designed your office. According to a study published in the current issue of Ergonomics, workplace layout has a surprising effect on rates ...

Other

Sickness certification challenges the physician

Difficulties in assessing the patients work capacity, non-medical problems, and handling situations in which the patients have different opinions about the need for sick leave are some of the challenges that physicians meet ...

Health

Weak social ties at workplace increase risk of burn-out

Long-term leaves of absence tied to stress-related diagnoses are often preceded by a long period without any secure and comforting social relations. This is shown in a recently published study in public health science at ...

Health

Poor leadership poses a health risk at work

Perceived poor managerial leadership increases not only the amount of sick leave taken at a workplace, but also the risk of sickness amongst employees later on in life. The longer a person has had a "poorer" manager, the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts: Flu victims should miss work despite lean staffs, lost pay

It's common sense: Stay home from work if you have the H1N1 flu virus. But the reality of making that happen is daunting for already-lean businesses in Minnesota as they grapple with just how flexible they can be with sick ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Work-focused psychotherapy can help employees return to work sooner

Employees on sick leave with common mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety fully returned to work sooner when therapy deals with work-related problems and how to get back on the job, according to new research ...

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