Unhealthy lifestyles slashing UK average life expectancy by more than four years

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

VitalityHealth research reveals average life expectancy in the UK is reduced by more than four years as a result of poor lifestyle choices and other health risk factors 10% of employees can expect to have their life expectancy reduced by 10 or more years predominantly due to their lifestyle choices Premature death within the working age population is projected to cost the UK economy £125bn over the next decade. Research from VitalityHealth has...

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Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Emotional strains, financial pressures and family feuds: new study reveals the plight of UK’s informal carers New research among more than 2,000 UK adults commissioned by HealthTech start-up WeMa Life has revealed the struggles informal carers face. The independent, nationally representative survey found: 15% of UK adults currently consider themselves to be informal carers – equating to 7.85 million people On average, an informal carer spends...

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Radical Statistics 2018 Conference & AGM

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Saturday, 24 February 9.30am-6.00pm St. Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ Programme 9:30 am Arrival & Registration 10:00 Welcome Plenary Session 1 10:10 The people’s stake: Can citizen’s wealth funds solve the inequality crisis?  Stewart Lansley, University of Bristol & City, University of London 10:35 Socioeconomic inequalities in stillbirth rates in Europe: Measuring the gap using routine data from the...

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Origins of happiness: new research

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Today is the launch of The Origins of Happiness by Andrew Clark, Sarah Flèche, Richard Layard, Nick Powdthavee and George Ward. Prof. Layard outlines the key findings and recommendations from the research. Over the course of our lives, what factors stand out as having the biggest impact on our wellbeing? All else being equal, what single element, or group of elements, make a difference to how anxious or dissatisfied we are with our lives? I and...

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Unhealthy employees now cost British firms six working weeks a year in lost productivity

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Research from the 2017 Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey (BHW) has revealed that employees lose, on average, the equivalent of 30.4* days of productive time each year as they take time off sick and underperform in the office as a result of ill-health (otherwise known as presenteeism) This is equivalent to each worker losing six working weeks of productive time annually Productivity loss due to physical and mental health issues is costing...

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