health (general)

  1. R

    Employee diet to reduce absenteeism and increase productivity

    Hello everybody. I would like start a new thread about the connection of wellness due to healthy nutrition to the Employee productivity and Quality at work. Can a healthy diet of our workforce be the basis for achieving better results in terms of efficiency, quality and productivity? Anybody...
  2. K

    Regional Hosting of Personal Health Information

    Hello, Does anyone know of any countries and/or regulatory authorities that have restrictions on where personal health information can be stored, transitted through or processed? For example, if I have a web portal that captures personal health information in Europe and that information is...
  3. Marc

    Will you have an Internet Connected (IoT) Toilet?

    While linked article is about icons for "high tech" toilets, I have standard porcelain gravity flush toilets. With so many things going "health", including monitoring a person's time sleeping, I wonder if/when monitoring of "discharges" by toilets and smart phones will come to be commonplace...
  4. somashekar

    Is it a good practice to have Air Conditioner in the Gym

    Recently many Gym in my city are opening up new outlets with central Air conditioner and promoting same with discounted annual fee. Is having Air conditioner in Gym a good practice.
  5. goetzkluge

    Incidents at work causing mental ill health - Reporting & Assessment

    According to the definitions 3.8 and 3.9 in OHSAS 18001:2007, "incident" and "ill health" are defined as follows: Incident: Work-related event(s) in which an injury or ill health (regardless of severity) or fatality occurred, or could have occurred. Ill health: Identifiable, adverse...
  6. Marc

    Air Pollution in the Early 21st Century

    Air Pollution in the early 21st Century China: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/31/bags-of-mountain-air-offered-in-smog-addled-chinese-city/ Paris: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10698580/Smog-forces-Paris-to-offer-free-public-transport.html London...
  7. Ajit Basrur

    India marks three years since last polio case

    India has marked three years since its last polio case was reported, a major milestone in eradicating the disease. The marker puts the country on course to being formally declared polio-free in March. The World Health Organisation (WHO) still needs to confirm there are no undetected cases...
  8. mguilbert

    Are Twinkies going to die again?

    Will this FDA regulation doom their comeback? http://news.yahoo.com/fda-ban-artery-clogging-trans-fats-141214256--finance.html
  9. Marc

    Cataract Replacement Lenses and Surgery

    Anyone here have any experience with Cataract Replacement Lenses and Surgery?
  10. A

    Public Health, Vaccines & Brain Drugs courses

    All free online courses: Vaccine Trials: Methods and Best Practices Karen R. Charron, Amber Bickford Cox This course will explore the process of evaluating investigational vaccines in clinical trials including informed consent, recruitment, enrollment, safety evaluation, and quality data...
  11. Ajit Basrur

    World Hepatitis Day - July 28

    World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. World_Hepatitis_Day World Hepatitis Day is coordinated by the World Hepatitis Alliance, a non-governmental organisation that...
  12. HPLC_Help

    US Healthcare Act Upheld - 28 June 2012

    It's kind of surprising that I would immediately think that this information should be posted in a "Controversial" forum, but I suppose (given that the US is planning for a Civil War :rolleyes: [see other thread - I can't link it]) it is. The so-called "Obamacare" legislation was upheld by the...
  13. mguilbert

    PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Testing is no longer needed - Good news

    Seems like psa testing is no longer needed just like breast exams and pap smears. This new study comes from a fed panel. http://www.boston.com/dailydose/2012/05/21/psa-screening-for-prostate-cancer-gets-thumbs-down-from-federal-panel/ip80Gu1FRujF8B7mTGfNEJ/story.html Must be gearing up for...
  14. B

    ASQ's CQPA for Quality in Health Industry Management

    Hello everyone, I need certification advice wrt to my developing career in the field of Hospital Management. I am getting all interested in Quality in Health Industry. and since I am still a starter in the Health Management field, I would love to get some advice from the more experienced...
  15. T

    Safety & Health Documentation Responsibilities and Requirements (ISO 9001)

    I'm new to my company's ISO documentation group and have been tasked with finding out more information on the requirement for safety & health documentation. We are 9001-2008 certified corporation that has a metal fabrication division, a tube forming division and finally a new division for...
  16. Ajit Basrur

    Health Charts in Excel

    I am attaching 2 Excel spreadsheets - one on "How Much water is required by your body" and another on the "Ideal Weight" based on height. Hope you find it useful :) Note: these are not created by me but got as forward in email from a friend !
  17. samsung

    Why is the definition of Hazard (OHSAS) focused on Humans alone ?

    Hazard, as defined by OHSAS 18001: 2007 Even the older version of OHSAS had the same definition of Hazards. Just curious to know why is OHSAS focused on Human beings alone whereas there are organizations whose business, in addition to human beings, may also depend on animals. e.g.; Dairies...
  18. Stijloor

    Health Care Overhaul Bill - December 2009 - March 2010

    Friends, From The New York Times: Finally! :applause: :applause: Stijloor.
  19. D

    Standard Medical Device (Health) Icons?

    While researching medical icons, I stumbled across the site and thought maybe someone could help. I am a new employee at a medical device company and I've been given the task of determining if there are internationally recognized, standard medical (health) icons. Somewhere in my searching, I...
  20. ddunn

    Does the health of the employees reflect the health of the Quality Management System?

    I have observed that the health of a company’s employees seems to be related to the health of a company’s Quality Management System (pardon the use of phrase “Quality Management System”. I know it’s a Business Management System for a quality product or service). The worse the shape of the QMS...
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