Rebecca Ward Consulting - Business Effectiveness and Planning
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How Much Grog Is Too Much?

How Much Grog Is Too Much... or How Much Does Alcohol Cost Your Organisation? 

We work with a number of mining, construction, manufacturing and professional services companies and one question keeps coming up “how much grog is too much?” Our reply is always the same, “well… it depends.” It depends on what other drugs (medically prescribed) you are taking, how much you weigh, how long is it going to be before you operate heavy machinery, how sleep deprived you are, what are your co-morbidities, whether you are male or female etc.

Depression Inadvertently Linked to Heart Disease?

Chronic episodes of depression may be "causally linked" to an increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). Recent findings from the ongoingWhitehall II study, which began in 1985, showed that patients who had depressive symptoms during 1 or 2 assessments did not have an added risk for CHD.

There was, however, a significant increase in risk if they reported symptoms during 3 or more assessments. The aim of the Whitehall II study was to track cardiovascular disease over time and included n=10,308 civil servants (mean age 44.
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