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    Seven in 10 drivers denied regular toilet access

    jadecraven / Shutterstock.com Seven in 10 professional drivers do not have adequate access to toilet and washroom facilities during the working day – a figure that is claimed to have worsened since the pandemic hit, according to a union. Only around one in five drivers said they had access to adequate toilet and hand-washing facilities […] More

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    Taxi drivers and couriers exposed to ‘hazardous’ levels of diesel emissions

    Shutterstock Professional drivers face a greater risk of cancer because they are regularly being exposed to “hazardous” levels of diesel emissions at work. This is according to Imperial College London’s Driver Diesel Exposure Mitigation Study (DEMiSt), which found professional drivers encountered black carbon exposures that were four times higher than their exposure at home. All […] More

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    Covid-19 infection in England doubles in under a month

    Some 96,000 people are becoming infected with Covid-19 every day in England, researchers suggest. According to the latest results of the ongoing REACT 1 study, which is being conducted by Imperial College London and Ipsos Mori, the prevalence of Covid-19 infection has doubled since the beginning of October. An estimated 128 people per 10,000 people […] More

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    One in 20 develop ‘long Covid’, with older women most at risk

    Shutterstock As many as a fifth of people who contract Covid-19 are likely to suffer symptoms for eight weeks or more – so-called ‘long Covid – with women aged between 50 and 60 at greatest risk of developing long-term, and potentially debilitating, after-effects from the virus, a study has argued. The research by Dr Claire […] More

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    MPs call for better diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis

    Image: Shutterstock Women suffering from the intensely painful and potentially debilitating condition endometriosis are still waiting years for a proper diagnosis, and often end up having to visit their GP or hospital multiple times or even accident and emergency before they get taken seriously, MPs have said. A report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) […] More

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    Staff burnout hits two-year high

    Employee burnout reached a two-year high in August, as staff battled a cocktail of hardships including social isolation, enforced working from home and job security fears. According to analysis of 1.75 million employee surveys by engagement firm Glint, 5.41% of employees provided written comments that described feeling fatigued, overwhelmed and showed other potential signs of […] More