Occupational Health News

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12/15/2017
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Images of Astronauts' Brains

How does spaceflight affect the brain?

10/20/2017
Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015

Dirty air and water aren't the only culprits, new report says

10/18/2017
Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin

Immediate decontamination might help reduce harms of contact with hazardous chemicals, study suggests

10/13/2017
Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters

Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds

10/11/2017
Are Women Surgeons Better Than Men?

Actually, there's little difference in patient outcomes, study finds

10/9/2017
Remaining 'In the Closet' at Work Stresses Gay Couples

Men had more negative consequences by staying quiet

10/9/2017
Another Downside to College Boozing: Poorer Job Prospects

In study, binge drinking 6 times a month lowered chances of full-time employment later

10/9/2017
Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck

Aggressive surgery for breast cancer might cause women to miss over a month of work

10/4/2017
Working Night Shifts May Widen Your Waistline

Disturbing normal sleep patterns is the main culprit, nutritionists say

10/4/2017
Surviving Heart Attack Often Means Leaving Job Behind

Danish research suggests more support needed for workers

10/2/2017
After Deepwater Oil Cleanup in Gulf, Ill Effects Persist

Dispersant chemicals may have triggered symptoms among workers, study says

9/27/2017
Many With Work-Related Asthma Not Getting Key Vaccine

Recommended pneumococcal shot taken by little more than half, CDC report shows

9/21/2017
Chlorine plus Pee equals Breathing Trouble for Waterpark Workers

CDC report finds unventilated air around pools can become toxic

9/11/2017
The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks

Too much overtime may pose a threat to your heart

9/4/2017
Antibacterial Scrubs for Nurses No Match for Germs

Study found the clothing as contaminated as traditional scrubs after 12-hour shifts

8/18/2017
'Weekend Warriors' Tend to Wear White Collars

Desk jobs keep them seated all week, but they catch up on exercise on Saturday and Sunday, study finds

8/16/2017
Health Tip: Sleepiness on the Job

It's a major cause of workplace accidents

8/15/2017
This Common Email Move Could Be a Career Killer

Smiley emoji may be OK once you know someone, but not in an initial contact, study finds

8/14/2017
Maybe That's Why It's Called Work

Tough schedules, hard physical labor and stress in the workplace are widespread, survey finds

8/11/2017
The Positive Side of Water-Cooler Gossip

How chatter can promote a better work ethic

8/10/2017
Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Risk was doubled among men who did electrical work, and tripled among bricklayers, study finds

7/31/2017
Stress of Flying Doesn't Dim Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs

Though their bodies reacted, their performance wasn't affected, study showed

7/28/2017
Health Tip: Protect Your Skin at Work

Watch for harsh chemicals

7/27/2017
'Super Moms' and 'Super Dads': Work-Home Conflicts Affect Both Genders

'We need to bring men into the conversation,' researcher says

7/26/2017
New Surgery May Fix Tough-to-Treat Rotator Cuff Tears

Procedure could offer option for otherwise irreparable shoulder injury, surgeons say

7/21/2017
An 'Active' Workstation Won't Lower Your Job Performance

Study found using treadmills, bikes or ellipticals while on the job didn't impair thinking skills

7/17/2017
7/14/2017
Working Too Much Might Tip Heart Into Irregular Rhythm

Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

7/13/2017
White Collar Workers at Higher Odds of Death From ALS, Parkinson's

Study found richer, better-educated folks with these brain diseases are more likely to die

6/27/2017
Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Plan a Boon for Workers

Survey finds them in better health and doing better work or getting a better job

6/21/2017
Posture Pointers for Computer Jockeys

How to overcome that deskside slump

6/14/2017
Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks

More research needed to confirm that exposure to aircraft noise is the cause of health issues

5/15/2017
Shift Work May Put Damper on a Man's Sex Life

Disrupted sleep patterns could explain the link, three studies suggest

5/11/2017
Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs

Navigating adult services is challenging, autism experts say

5/3/2017
U.S. Workplaces Roiled by Post-Election Discord, Poll Finds

Employees are feeling more stressed and cynical, and job productivity may suffer, survey finds

5/2/2017
Heart Failure, Job Loss May Be Deadly Combo

In study, heart failure patients had higher death risk if unemployed, but cause-and-effect unclear

5/2/2017
De-Stressing at Lunch

Take time to nourish your soul, as well

4/21/2017
Stop and Smell the Roses at Work

Meanness in the office can spread faster than the common cold

4/17/2017
Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook?

Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, 'potentially objectionable' behavior online