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May 19, 2019

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Just 16 minutes shaved off your regular sleep routine can dramatically impact job performance the next day. A new study shows that slight dip of sleep causes workers to have poor judgement and fall ... read more

Getting Back to Work After a Heart Attack

Heart attack patients with the desire to return to work can do it. That's the main message of a paper published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European ... read more

Pregnant Women With Long Commutes to Work at Increased Risk for Adverse Birth Outcomes

Researchers have found that pregnant women who commute long-distance to work have an increased risk of adverse birth outcomes, including having babies born at a low-birth weight. The study is the ... read more

How a Positive Work Environment Leads to Feelings of Inclusion Among Employees

Fostering an inclusive work environment can lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among employees, according to new ... read more

Educational Outreach, Public Policy Changes Needed to Reduce Health Hazards at Nail Salons

The nail salon industry has seen rapid growth within the last 20 years, becoming increasingly popular among women of all ages. For the technicians in those salons, this beauty can come with a cost: ... read more

Work-Family Conflict Hits Home

Researchers have long known that sick children can affect a company's bottom line, as employees are distracted or have to take time off to care for their children. Less is known about the impact ... read more

A Co-Worker's Rudeness Can Affect Your Sleep -- And Your Partner's

A new study found workplace incivilities has the potential to not only negatively affect an employee's sleep but their partner's as ... read more

Workplace Exposure to Pesticides and Metals Linked to Heightened Heart Disease Risk

Workplace exposure to metals and pesticides is linked to a heightened risk of heart disease in Hispanic and Latino workers, reveals new ... read more

Are You Stressed? Your Eyes May Provide a Window Into Your Mental Workload

With nearly breakneck speed, the demands of work productivity in today's society seem to have increased tenfold. Enter multitasking as a way to cope with the insistence that tasks be completed ... read more

Addressing Research Gaps Could Help With Development of Disability-Inclusive Workplaces

Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive ... read more

How Becoming a Manager Can Be a Double-Edged Sword

A new study calls the transition to manager a 'double-edged sword' and found that a manager's ability to mentally detach from work during non-work hours can help reduce the increased ... read more

Pilot Study Suggests Pedal Desks Could Address Health Risks of Sedentary Workplace

A recent pilot study by kinesiologists found that pedaling while conducting work tasks improved insulin responses to a test meal. Investigators found that insulin levels following the meal were lower ... read more

Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Endure Significant Financial Worries

A study shows that Americans without paid sick leave worry significantly about both short-term and long-term financial issues. The highest odds of reporting worry were associated with normal monthly ... read more

European Workers Fail to Maintain Water Balance

A new article indicates that occupational safety and daily day performance in seven out of 10 workers, from several European industries, is negatively affected by a combination of heat stress and ... read more

Truck Driver Pain and Discomfort Can Be Alleviated

Almost 60 per cent of truck drivers in a recent Canadian study reported experiencing musculoskeletal (MSD) pain and discomfort on the job, even though it may be ... read more

Kids' Sleep May Suffer from Moms' Tight Work Schedules

After studying the sleep habits of children from ages five to nine, researchers found that when mothers reported less flexibility in their work schedules, their children got less sleep. When they ... read more

Back Pain Linked to Mental Health Problems and Risky Behaviors in Teenagers

A new study indicates that adolescents who experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like anxiety and ... read more

No Partitions Between Desks May Be 'Healthier' for Office Workers

An open plan design, with no partitions between desks ('open bench' configuration), may be healthier than other types of workstation arrangement for office workers, suggests ... read more

Wage Gap Between Hospital Executives and Doctors Is Widening, Study Finds

Over the past decade, salaries for hospital CEOs have risen much faster than for surgeons, physicians, and nurses, reports a new ... read more

Mere Expectation of Checking Work Email After Hours Harms Health of Workers and Families

The study demonstrates that employees do not need to spend actual time on work in their off-hours to experience harmful effects. The mere expectations of availability increase strain for employees ... read more

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