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Could working night shift damage your DNA?

Could working night shift damage your DNA? | Health24

There are signs that the body's ability to repair DNA damage is diminished when people work at night.

How long has your doctor been on duty?
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How long has your doctor been on duty? | Health24

Doctors are working 30-hour shifts, and enough is enough, says the South African Medical Association.

Unhappiness at work may lead to ill health in middle age

Unhappiness at work may lead to ill health | Health24

New research suggests that the way young adults feel about their careers might affect them physically and mentally by middle age.

'Walking meetings' may boost employees' health and productivity

'Walking meetings' may boost employees' health and productivity | Health24

Walking is known to have tremendous health benefits, and according to a study, converting office meetings to 'walking meetings' may raise physical activity considerably.

Jobs take high toll on Americans

Work takes high toll on Americans | Health24

According to a poll, stress is a significant problem among American workers. Many say that their job influences their eating and sleeping habits and also affects their weight.

‘Smart drugs’ are making workplaces more competitive
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‘Smart drugs’ are making workplaces more competitive | Health24

People are increasingly using performance-enhancing drugs for common tasks ranging from sitting examinations to giving presentations and conducting important negotiations.

Study on 15 000 people suggests workaholism linked to mental health issues
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Study on 15 000 people suggests workaholism linked to mental health issues | Health24

A large study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, and issues such as depression, anxiety or OCD may be connected.

Fraudulent doctor's notes costing SA millions
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Bogus doctor's notes costing SA millions | Health24

Among other things, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is addressing the problem of local doctors who write fraudulent sick notes, costing the country millions of rands in lost productivity each year.

Hospital tuck shop tenders leave disabled unemployed
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Hospital tuck shop tenders leave disabled unemployed | Health24

Disabled caterers in northern Limpopo marched to the Vhemba District health offices to protest against the tender for hospital tuck shops, which took their jobs away.

The boss from hell?

The boss from hell? | Health24

Shouting, screaming, swearing. Oh yes, and then there are the impossible deadlines and the blame-shifting. Is he or she the boss from hell?

What's it's really like to work in a call centre

What's it's really like to work in a call centre | Health24

Calls to and from a call centre can drive you crazy - but here's what it's really like for people who work in one of these environments.

Desks for success

Desks for success | Health24

So you've learnt a few general tips on how to make your desk feng shui, but you have more specific career goals? Perhaps you are eyeing the boss's chair, or are desperate for a salary increase or maybe you just want to get on better with all the people in the office?

Office workers need to get on their feet

Office workers need to get on their feet | Health24

New research suggests that office workers need to stand and move more frequently as part of their working day to prevent serious illness and premature death.

Sick leave myths busted

Sick leave myths busted | Health24

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.

Sick building syndrome

Sick building syndrome | Health24

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.

How a desk job puts stress on your body

How a desk job puts stress on your body | Health24

You might be surprised to know that the way you sit at your desk may be the cause of some of your aches and pains. Here's what you need to know.