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UK Sports Clubs Failing to Run Comprehensive Health Checks on Professional Players

...mployment, sports clubs are not legally obliged as employers to carry out health checks on their players, despite the higher potential risks of injury. But it is recommended that these checks should be carried out before employment, before the season starts, and after any injury (preparticipation medical eva...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

...ring short-term contracts to overseas doctors. The employers said the checks already in place are extensive. ...unsuitable people taking up employment in the NHS, employers also have a duty to look after the rights of their staff and this includes not discriminating agains...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...r. Changes are worth it. About three-quarters of employers with at least 1,000 workers have a wellness program, she said. And for every dollar invested, they get about $3.14 back, including savings on health care costs and added productivity....

Physios Find It Difficult to Find Job in NHS

...HS. He also said: "We are working very hard with employers and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to address this. "There is more to be done to help existing physiotherapists to progress their careers, thus creating vacancies for new qualifiers, and improving access for graduates to opportunities acro...

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...people with HIV, although locals say it means some employers simply find a pretext to sack infected workers, rather than admitting it is because of their illness. "If this new law is effectively implemented, it will serve not only as a shield for the fundamental rights of people living with HIV... but also a...

Non Smoking Workers Absorb the Carcinogen Immediately

... in public health law note that across the country employers already are being held legally liable for exposing...s scientists continue to provide evidence of harm, employers could soon face a clear choice: either voluntarily ban smoking in their workplace or face an increas...

Workers Compelled to Stay in Shape to Avoid Pay Cuts

...its employees get healthy and shed pounds. More employers are zeroing in on obesity and smoking as the prima...premiums accordingly. About 53 percent of large employers offered health risk assessments for their staff last year up from 35 percent in 2004, according to ...

US Hospital Group Offers Warranty on Surgeries

...ch Geisinger calls Proven Care, will catch on with employers and health insurers. So far, the only insurer t...ugh, Geisinger hopes to attract other insurers and employers that provide health benefits by expanding the approach into other lines of care provided by the near...

Minorities Prefer Counseling and Prayer to Drugs for Treating Depression

...rveyed said they would be most worried about their employers finding out about their depression diagnoses, although many said they would be concerned about the reaction of friends and family as well. The survey also uncovered other surprising treatment preferences among the groups. For instance, African-Amer...

Sacked Employee Says Stress Led to His Sex Addiction

... If the case goes to trial, it could affect how employers regulate non work-related internet use or how internet overuse is treated as a medical condition. A recent study by Stanford University found that up to 14 per cent of computer users reported neglecting their work, school, families, food and sleep...

Individuals Distraction can Be Measured by a Computer Based Test

...ld act as another form of psychometric testing for employers who want to know how focused the staff they are hiring are likely to be. Some jobs can be undertaken very well even if you are prone to being distracted. For example, you can be a great scientist or writer and still be absent-minded! But there are ma...

New Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Program in African Workplace

...business, in the age of HIV/AIDS, will be bleak if employers do not immediately engage in treatment and prevention efforts,' said Dr. Neeraj Mistry, technical director at the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. 'African companies must establish and expand HIV/AIDS workplace programs for all ...

AAPPO Launches ACT on Diabetes Initiative to Promote Improved Diabetes Care

...an help consumers, and information on talking with employers on health care benefit design strategies that improve access to diabetes services....

Mental Illness Foremost Reason for Absenteeism

... play in finding ways to "help and encourage" more employers to provide staff with access to cost effective occ...es. Tax incentive should be introduced so that the employers are encouraged to provide occupational health service to employees. Mr. Willmott is of the opinion...

Smokers to Be Taxed to Fund Healthcare for Uninsured

...ves, including a program that would permit certain employers to participate in plans that allow employees to pay for health care using pre-tax money. The bill also expands eligibility for Medicaid for pregnant women and for the Children's Health Insurance Program. State health commissioner Judy Monroe said i...

Costlier Health Care Weigh Downs the Women

...dvocating the need for a national debate where the employers should switch to policies with higher deductibles and more bendable and low cost alternatives should be adopted for the 44 million uninsured and 16 million underinsured people in the country. It has been found that women have higher health needs bu...

US Confronted by a Major Healthcare Crisis, Say Critics

...hich means that individuals alone or through their employers must buy their healthcare and health insurance on the open market. Prices of many health services have soared in recent years, and today individuals and the government spend 2.3 trillion dollars annually to purchase health insurance, doctor visits,...

Irish Nurses To Continue Their Protest

...dy (NIB) on the possibility of bringing nurses and employers back to the negotiating table ended in failure. A source close to the talks was quoted: “It was not a good meeting. It was not a good atmosphere. It does not look very good in terms of dispute resolution.” Accordingly, the nurses want a 10 percent...

Law Emerging in US for Generic Versions of Biotech Medicine

...health plans and on consumers. Consumer groups, employers and insurers are working in tandem with Democrats who have taken control of the US Congress this year on the issue. That is the only way to hold down health costs, they say. However, the big pharmaceutical companies contend that biotechnology produ...

Toolkit Released To Employers Of Expecting Mothers

... In response, the EOC has produced a toolkit for employers containing practical advice on how to manage pregn...eir jobs. As well as damaging families, this costs employers millions in recruitment and training and causes significant damage to Britain’s economic productivit...

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