News tagged with occupational health
Scientists in Norway have more good news for coffee drinkers. Researchers have already found evidence that the drink - or the beans it's brewed from - can help with weight loss, reduce one's risk of developing ...
Health Sep 07, 2012 | 4 / 5 (6) | 3
New research shows that professional football players may be at a higher risk of death from diseases that damage the cells in the brain, such as Alzheimer's disease and ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), compared to ...
Neuroscience Sep 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- One in four workers experience work-related stress in times of recession -- and work-related stress increases by 40 per cent overall, according to new research.
Health Feb 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In the first comprehensive review of its kind since 1992, a UC Davis researcher has estimated the national annual price tag of occupational injuries and illnesses at $250 billion, much higher than generally assumed.
Health Jan 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Cultural, ethnic and gender stereotypes can significantly distort clinical judgments about "facially masked" patients with Parkinson's disease, according to a newly published study from researchers at Tufts University, Brandeis ...
Health Jul 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Road warriors who travel for business two weeks or more a month have higher body mass index, higher rates of obesity and poorer self-rated health than those who travel less often, according to researchers at Columbia University's ...
Health May 02, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Cases of type 2 diabetes continue to rise in the US. And while the development of the disease is more commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has shown ...
Diabetes May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
More women than men develop chronic low back pain and sciatica. The explanation may lie with a gene variant that plays into the body's pain regulation.
Medical research Apr 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The University of Florida has launched a free, online tool to help caregivers and family members identify drivers age 65 and older who may be at risk for driving problems.
Health Mar 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Pit latrines are one of the most common human excreta disposal systems globally, and their use is on the rise as countries aim to meet the sanitation-related target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Strong evidence ...
Health Mar 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(HealthDay)—Workers with rheumatoid arthritis have higher health care and other costs for U.S. employers than workers without the condition, a new study finds.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Higher humidity levels indoors can significantly reduce the infectivity of influenza virus particles released by coughing, according to research published February 27 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by John Noti and co ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—The cost of lost productivity among U.S. workers with cancer is equal to 20 percent of the nation's health care spending, according to a new study.
Cancer Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study published in the journal New Solutions presents strong evidence that women employed in the plastics industry are exposed to workplace chemicals that can increase their risk of breast cancer and reproductive abnorm ...
Health Dec 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Both atopic dermatitis (AD) and loss-of-function mutations in the filaggrin gene (FLG) are independently associated with an increased risk of developing chronic irritant contact dermatitis (ICD), ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0