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Self-harm common in teenagers, Australian study shows 

Self-harm common in teenagers, Australian study shows

One in 12 people self-harm in their teenage years, a long-term study has found.
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Ban smoking in cars, says British Medical Association 

Ban smoking in cars, says British Medical Association

All smoking in cars should be banned across the UK to protect people from second-hand smoke, doctors say.
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Obese Wales hospital patients rising, figures suggest 

Obese Wales hospital patients rising, figures suggest

The number of obese patients treated in Welsh hospitals is rising significantly, new figures obtained by BBC Wales suggest.
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UK deaths from heart attacks and strokes have fallen by 41% in just ten years 

UK deaths from heart attacks and strokes have fallen by 41% in just ten years

The number of people dying from heart attacks, strokes and cancer has fallen over the past decade, figures show
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Employers that ignore trust issues and stress among employees risk losing top talent 

Employers that ignore trust issues and stress among employees risk losing top talent

Employers that neglect concerns about trust in senior leaders, stress in the workplace or job satisfaction risk losing their top talent, according to a report published this morning by the CIPD
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Flexibility and communication key to reducing long-term absence 

Flexibility and communication key to reducing long-term absence

Employers believe that flexibility and communication are the most effective approaches to helping employees return to work after long-term sickness absence, a survey has found.
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People who struggle to sleep increase heart attack risk by up to 45 per cent 

People who struggle to sleep increase heart attack risk by up to 45 per cent in Leeds

Those who struggle to fall asleep almost daily in the last month have a 45 per cent higher heart attack risk
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Want to cure that snack habit? Eat more protein as too little makes you hungry 

Want to cure that snack habit? Eat more protein as too little makes you hungry

Too little protein in your diet makes you feel hungry and reach for fattening snacks, an international study shows.
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Stress Now Top Cause Of Long-Term Sickness Absence 

Stress Now Top Cause Of Long-Term Sickness Absence

The impact of increasing job insecurity and mounting workloads on UK workers has been underlined in a report published today that identified stress as the number one cause of long-term employee absence.
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Women more than twice as likely to be depressed 

Women more than twice as likely to be depressed

Depression in middle-aged women has doubled in 40 years because of the pressures of balancing work and children, a major European study has found.
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'Balance' Digital Magazine 

'Balance' Digital Magazine

New free digital magazine available to all Trusts
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Presenteeism: Here But Not There 

Presenteeism: Here But Not There

Article by psychologist Ivan Robertson
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More smokers decide to quit... but fewer succeed  

More smokers decide to quit... but fewer succeed

Smokers are taking one step forward... and two steps baccy.
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Stressed-out partner can lead to early death 

Stressed-out partner can lead to early death

Having a stressed-out partner can send you to an early grave, even if you used to be laid-back yourself.
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Depressed women have an increased risk of stroke 

Depressed women have an increased risk of stroke

Women with depression may also be at increased risk of having a stroke, US researchers suggest.
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Test your happiness 

Test your happiness

Psychologists say it is possible to measure your happiness.
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Stress support offered by third of employers 

Stress support offered by third of employers

Research published in the Department for Work and Pensions' Health and wellbeing at work: a survey of employees has indicated that one-third (32%) of employers offer stress management or support to staff
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This week 'most stressful of the year' for workers 

This week 'most stressful of the year' for workers

This weekend will see the greatest number of UK workers embarking on their summer holidays, leaving colleagues back in the office facing the most stressful period of the corporate calendar.
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Free mental health support service offered as part of pilot project 

Free mental health support service offered as part of pilot project

Aimed at employees with a disability or health condition (physical or psychological) who are also experiencing mental distress at work and therefore finding work difficult to cope with.
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Norfolk NHS 2012 Challenge Taster Day a great success!  

Norfolk NHS 2012 Challenge Taster Day a great success!

On Saturday 23rd July, in order to celebrate the launch on the NHS 2012 Challenge, Active Norfolk hosted a day of taster activities for NHS staff from around the County.
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