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Health in the workplace

Why fidgeting may be good for your health

Researchers found that women who did a lot of sitting, but were either moderately or very fidgety had a risk of early death that was similar to that of more active women.

Sick leave myths busted

Unsure whether to bring a sick note after two or three days of taking off ill, or are you simply unsure of what it means to be sick after the weekend? Here are the facts.

Obesity ruled a disability in Europe

Obese people can be considered as disabled, according to a European court and may lead to companies having to provide greater support to obese staff.

Germs co-workers bring from home

It's not just your colleagues' dirty cups in the kitchen or their filthy desks that pose a germ risk to you.They could be bringing serious germs with them from home.

Safety at work your own problem

Everybody knows that the employer has obligations to ensure safe working conditions but few recognise the obligations of the employee regarding workplace safety.

Sick building syndrome

When Mia started getting headaches at work, she put it down to new-job stress, especially as the symptoms eased whenever she left the building.

Workplace safety: need-to-know info

Safety in the workplace is an important issue for workers and employers. But who is responsible for what? Here is a breakdown of the employer's duties to safety in the workplace.

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Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news.

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I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.