From back pain to bird bites: can workplace interventions reduce sickness absence ?

We’re continuing our focus on health in the workplace with a look at some of the most novel excuses for not turning up, but first the serious bit – a recent systematic review on interventions to reduce sickness absence, carried out by a research team in Norway. They looked for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of [read the full story…]

CBT for gamblers: new Cochrane review finds evidence promising but problematic

How many of you buy lottery or raffle tickets, or perhaps chuck a quid into the office sweepstake on Derby Day? It’s every day stuff, with up to 85% of adults in some Western countries reporting some gambling activity in the past year. The Elf husband likes to complain that in all the years of being ‘encouraged’ to [read the full story…]