Tips for staying healthy whilst at work and pregnant

Tips for staying healthy whilst at work and pregnant

By Melanie Stradling, Senior Occupational Health Adviser South Whilst pregnancy is most certainly not an illness, your growing “bump” needs to be taken care of. Whether you are unlucky, enough to face daily doses of morning sickness or you are blooming and about to start your maternity leave, enjoying work whilst pregnant is key for your overall well-being. Here are a few quick tips to help you: Tip 1 Keep water at your desk. Keeping hydrated , is something everyone should do, but pregnancy makes the need for proper hydration even more important.…Read more
Occupational Medicine – all it’s cracked up to be?

Occupational Medicine – all it’s cracked up to be?

By Paul McGovern - Specialty Registrar in Occupational Medicine at Medigold Health A year ago, I was about to start a new job as an occupational medicine registrar, and wrote a bit about what I expected from quite a significant career change. Looking back at it, I seemed pretty positive. I used superlatives like ‘amazing,’ ‘exciting,’ ‘very favourable’ and ‘good.’ I thought that, in switching to occupational medicine, I had found a really wonderful new job. On the commute for your first day though, you never really know. You can speak to people, do your…Read more
March for Men 2017

March for Men 2017

What is Prostate Cancer? The prostate is a gland that lies underneath the bladder surrounding the tube that men pass urine and semen through. If you have a problem with your prostate your urinary habits may change because your prostate surrounds the tube that urine is passed through. Problems with passing urine is not always to do with the prostate and can be linked to other health problems. You should consult your GP if you are concerned. Symptoms • Frequency / urgency / difficulty to urinate • Feeling that your bladder has not…Read more

Medigold Health Occupational Health clinic in Stansted Airport – Coming Soon!

Medigold Health are delighted to announce that 2017 will see  the opening of their new onsite clinic facility within Stansted Airport. Our fully equipped Stansted Airport clinic will be offering Airside Medicals to DVLA Group 2 standards along with a wide range of health surveillance services. Sam Berry, Sales Consultant for Medigold Health said; “We are incredibly excited about our forthcoming Stansted Airport clinic and we are confident our onsite presence will enable us to offer a dynamic and flexible service platform to Stansted Contractors, Employees and Suppliers. Being based onsite will enable…Read more
Get talking about Epilepsy

Get talking about Epilepsy

What is epilepsy ? Epilepsy is a neurological condition - which means it affects the brain. It is also a physical condition because the body is affected when someone has a seizure. Epilepsy is described as the tendency to have repeated seizures that start in the brain. Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed after the person has had more than one seizure. Anyone can have a seizure if the circumstances are right, but most people do not have seizures under ‘normal conditions’. Seizures are sometimes called ‘fits’ or ‘attacks’. Seizures happen when there is…Read more

Better breaks can improve workplace health

One in 4 people in the UK complete a working day without taking a single break and 36% eat lunch at their workstation. Recognising that these trends are not good for workplace health, Occupational health providers, Medigold Health, have put together some tips for how office workers can better schedule, and make the most of their breaks. With the arrival of spring just round the corner, now is the perfect time to shake off the winter blues and start taking small steps to boost your energy levels. Finding the motivation to improve your…Read more

Medigold Health opens new Premier Clinic

As the provider of choice for many employers, leading occupational health providers, Medigold Health, continue to invest in their customer service by increasing their occupational health footprint within in the UK, with a new Premier Clinic in Salford. Recent investments have resulted in the following benefits for Medigold’s clients looking to improve workplace health and boost business productivity: Market leading technology to improve health screening A new mobile surveillance fleet A complete upgrade of Medigold Health’s existing 62 medical clinics. The new Premier Clinic in Salford Medigold’s new Premier Clinic will not only…Read more

5-a-day fruit and veg recommendation doubled

Eating a minimum of 10 portions a day of fruit and veg may give us longer lives, say researchers based on a recent study by Imperial College London and reported on the BBC.  Their findings indicated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year and that specific fruit and veg can reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.  Their conclusions were made by pooling data on 95 separate studies, involving two million people's eating habits and were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. How much do we need?…Read more

Vitamin D pills ‘could stop colds or flu’ says new research

It has long been thought that Vitamin D,  which is made naturally by people's bodies if they get plenty of sunlight (hence its label the ‘sunshine vitami’) is vital for healthy bones.  Now, it is thought that it also has a key role to play in boosting the immune system. The immune system uses vitamin D to make antimicrobial weapons that puncture holes in bacteria and viruses, but as vitamin D is made in the skin while out in the sun, many people have low levels during winter. The QMUL Study To date,…Read more

Why love is good for you

Scientists have long been keen to prove that love brings huge health benefits.  Researchers have always been keen to find evidence that LOVE - in it’s widest definition of kinship and caring - can fight disease, boost immunity, and lower stress. The health benefits of ‘love ‘: Here’s what The Studies say that Love does.  It: Protects against heart disease - A University of Pittsburgh study found that women in good marriages have a much lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those in high-stress relationships. Helps you live longer -The National Longitudinal Mortality…Read more