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May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

New Survey Shows That Retirement Includes Work for Many Older Americans

May 10, 2016 — Departing the workforce entirely and entering retirement at age 65 is no longer a reality for many older people in the United States, according to a recent survey. The study finds that there are ... read more

Economic Benefits of Dropping Mental Health Stigma

Apr. 14, 2016 — Does reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness provide economic dividends for a region? A new study finds that a California stigma-reduction campaign may encourage more people ... read more

For Parents of Autistic Children, More Social Support Means Better Health

Apr. 6, 2016 — About one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their parents consistently report greater stress levels, caregiving burden and depression than parents of ... read more

Standard for a More Protective Crystalline Silica Exposure

Mar. 24, 2016 — While it took nearly three years of waiting, the American Thoracic Society is pleased that OSHA has issued its final rule establishing a more protective standard for occupational silica. The new more ... read more

New Study Finds Troubling Health Care Outcomes for US Workers Without Paid Sick Leave

Mar. 7, 2016 — There are 49 million US workers without paid sick leave, causing an even greater divide in health care disparities as well as undesirable health care outcomes. A new study is the first to examine the ... read more

State Laws Boost Flu Vaccination Rates in Health Care Workers

Mar. 2, 2016 — State laws mandating influenza immunization for people who work in health care increase their vaccination rates, according to new research. From 2000 to 2005, only Maine and New Hampshire had flu ... read more

Britain Being Overwhelmed by Long-Term Conditions

Feb. 11, 2016 — The rising tide of people with long-term conditions threatens to overwhelm Britain’s economy and the NHS, according to a new ... read more

Blocking Stress Protein Relieves Chronic Pain in Mice

Feb. 10, 2016 — A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain, finds new research. The study reveals how a protein that shapes the body's response to stress also ... read more

Workplace Flexibility Benefits Employees

Jan. 13, 2016 — Workers at a Fortune 500 company who participated in a pilot work flexibility program voiced higher levels of job satisfaction and reduced levels of burnout and psychological stress than employees ... read more

Study Strengthens Link Between Stock Market Performance and Employee Health and Safety Programs

Jan. 6, 2016 — A study utilizing investment simulations for 17 publicly held companies with strong health or safety programs for employees suggests that employers that invest significantly in health and safety ... read more

Unhealthy Choices Cost Company Health Care Plans Billions of Dollars

Dec. 10, 2015 — One out of every four dollars employers pay for health care is tied to unhealthy lifestyle choices or conditions like smoking, stress and obesity, despite the fact that most large employers have ... read more

State Workers' Compensation Policies Affect Costs, Disability Time

Dec. 1, 2015 — Certain workers' compensation (WC) policies explain much of the state-level variation in costs and outcomes of claims for low back pain (LBP), reports an American ... read more

Workers in UK Are Not Being Protected from Occupational Diseases and Deaths, Argues Expert

Nov. 12, 2015 — British workers are not being protected from occupational diseases and deaths, argues an expert in a new ... read more

Research Reveals Main Reasons Why People Go to Work When Ill

Nov. 9, 2015 — High job demands, stress and job insecurity are among the main reasons why people go to work when they are ill, according to new British research. The study aims to improve understanding of the key ... read more

Cancer Survivors Less Likely to Receive Callbacks from Potential Employers

Nov. 6, 2015 — Job applicants who are cancer survivors are less likely to receive callbacks from potential retail employers than those who did not disclose their health history, according to a recent ... read more

Can Work Stress Be Linked to Stroke?

Oct. 14, 2015 — Having a high stress job may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, according to an analysis of several ... read more

Examining Contemporary Occupational Carcinogen Exposure, Bladder Cancer

Oct. 8, 2015 — Despite manufacturing and legislative changes to improve workplace hygiene, the risk of occupational bladder cancer appears to be on the rise in some industries, although the profile of at-risk ... read more

Over Half of Workers With Depression Do Not Recognize Need for Treatment

Oct. 7, 2015 — More than half of workers who reported symptoms of depression did not perceive a need for treatment, according to a study that investigated barriers to mental health care experienced by workers and ... read more

Depression Can Lead to Work Disability

Oct. 5, 2015 — In Norway, men suffering from depression are three times more likely to become work disabled than non-sufferers. This risk is only twice as great for women. Now researchers have carried out a study ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — Employees with sit-stand desks stood 60 minutes more a day at work compared with their co-workers with sitting desks, and they continued to do so long after their newfangled desks lost their novelty, ... read more

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