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  • ‘Love Your Gloves’ in February and Support Raynaud’s Awareness Month

    ‘Love Your Gloves’ in February and Support Raynaud’s Awareness Month

    Date: 20.02.2015

    Annually in February a campaign is launched by the Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Association (RSA) to highlight awareness of the condition Raynaud’s.
  • Latest Accidents in the Workplace Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

    Latest Accidents in the Workplace Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

    Date: 20.02.2015

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a government body whose mission is to prevent death, injury and ill health amongst Britain’s workforce. The HSE website provides a range of information for workers on their rights and their employers’ responsibilities in protecting their health and safety at work. It also provides useful guidance for employers on how to protect their workers and how to comply with health and safety regulations.
  • Genes Linked to PTSD

    Genes Linked to PTSD

    Date: 05.02.2015

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which can develop after a very stressful, frightening or distressing experience. It is often associated with those in the armed forces who have been in military combat but it can also develop after serious road accident or assaults, muggings or robberies, or any other distressing event. PTSD can develop immediately after the traumatic event it can sometimes occur months or years afterwards.
  • British Tinnitus Association Express Concern over Cuts

    British Tinnitus Association Express Concern over Cuts

    Date: 03.02.2015

    Tinnitus describes any sound that a person can hear from inside their body rather than from an external source. The sounds can vary and include buzzing, humming, hissing and whistling. Tinnitus can be caused by many things, one of which is working in a noisy environment without adequate ear protection.
  • Tinnitus Awareness Week (2nd-8th February)

    Tinnitus Awareness Week (2nd-8th February)

    Date: 02.02.2015

    During Tinnitus Awareness Week (2nd-8th February 2015) you may notice lots of displays in hospitals, supermarkets, libraries and colleges. All of this activity has been organised by the British Tinnitus Association in an attempt to raise awareness about the condition. The main aim is to make people aware of what help is available to Tinnitus sufferers.
  • Lancashire County Council Reveal Level of Asbestosis Pay-outs

    Lancashire County Council Reveal Level of Asbestosis Pay-outs

    Date: 02.02.2015

    Asbestosis is a chronic and long-term lung condition caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. In the past asbestos was widely used in the construction industry and therefore the condition often effects builders who have worked with the material in the past but also presents a risk to those currently working on old sites.