Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Claim rates ID'd for musculoskeletal disorders from overexertion

(HealthDay)—The rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) claims from overexertion among construction workers is highest for those aged 35 to 44 years, although the severity of WMSDs increases with age, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Insulators in Alberta at higher risk of chest infections, COPD

Construction workers in Alberta who work with hazardous insulation materials are much more likely to be affected by repeated chest infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research published ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Numerous jobs linked to increased risk of knee reconstruction

Knee replacements are a huge burden on society and individuals from all walks of life. A major global systematic review has identified the common jobs—paid and unpaid—that may be putting people unknowingly at risk.

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