Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More jobs might mean more flu

Businesses should take precautions in advance of the annual flu season to keep sick workers home and reduce infection rates that send people to physicians in droves, says new research from Ball State University.

Medications

Boosting employment rate is unlikely to curb opioid use

Improving job prospects for people in economically depressed parts of the United States is unlikely to help curb the opioid epidemic, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University. On the other hand, opioid ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Neck injuries linked to high costs for patients and spouses

Patients with neck injuries incur increased health and social costs—which also affect their spouses and may begin years before the initial injury, reports a study in the March 1 issue of Spine.

Health

Unemployed Americans face greater risk of mortality: study

Employment policy is also health policy according to a University of British Columbia study that found that workers experienced higher mortality rates if they didn't have access to social protections like employment insurance ...