Author Archives: samantha2020

Work and mental health

In these tough economic times, more people than ever are stressed, depressed, and struggling to cope with anxieties about job security and a nebulous future.  Little wonder then that mental ill health is a leading cause of missed work days.  … Continue reading

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Commons passes Health and Social Care Bill

The Health and Social Care Bill was passed by the House of Commons yesterday with a government majority of 65.  The bill was delayed earlier this year when it was put on hold due to mounting criticisms of the proposed … Continue reading

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The cost of technology: a shortened lifespan?

Every hour spent watching TV shortens your lifespan by 22 minutes, Australian researchers say.  A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine surveyed over 10,000 Australians and their TV watching habits over the period 1999-2000 and found that … Continue reading

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Commenting now open on pharmaceutical company Facebook pages

From Monday August 15th, all pharmaceutical company pages on Facebook must allow commenting, or remove their pages from the social media website.  Comment blocking will still be possible on some prescription product pages, but those comprise only a small minority … Continue reading

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