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05 Oct
Firefighters Show Fasting Diets Can Work for Shift Workers

Firefighters Show Fasting Diets Can Work for Shift Workers

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- "Time-restricted" eating is a popular way to lose weight, and a new study suggests it can offer shift-workers a way to eat more healthfully.

Time-restricted eating is a form of

28 Sep
Does Forced Cheerfulness at Work Lead to Burnout?

Does Forced Cheerfulness at Work Lead to Burnout?

Getting up on the wrong side of bed can happen to the best of folks. Not everyone greets every morning with a sunny disposition and big smile.

But when a bad mood overlaps with work, many people feel pressured to just snap out of it and "get happy."

27 Sep
Eye Strain at Work? Try the 20-20-20 Rule for Relief

Eye Strain at Work? Try the 20-20-20 Rule for Relief

Staring at a computer screen endlessly can lead to dry, irritated, tired eyes and headaches.

But there’s a quick fix.

Just look away from the screen every 20 minutes. Do this for at least 20 seconds, and look about 20 feet in the distance.

Experts have sugg...

26 Sep
Study Points to Jobs With Highest Risk for ALS

Study Points to Jobs With Highest Risk for ALS

People who work in manufacturing, welding and chemical operations and are exposed to hazardous chemicals may face a higher risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS...

30 Aug
Paid Sick Leave Saves Workers' Lives: Study

Paid Sick Leave Saves Workers' Lives: Study

Access to paid sick leave saves lives, new research shows.

The U.S. study found that when local laws required employers to provide paid sick leave, lower death rates from homicide, suicide and alcohol-related causes resulted.

The researchers also believe that recen...

26 Aug
Up to 4 Million Americans Out of Work With Long COVID

Up to 4 Million Americans Out of Work With Long COVID

In yet another example of the financial toll that the new coronavirus has exacted during the pandemic, a new report estimates that up...

15 Aug
Unpaid Time Off Work Rose 50% During Pandemic

Unpaid Time Off Work Rose 50% During Pandemic

U.S. workers without paid leave lost out on an estimated $28 billion in wages during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

The ...

02 Aug
8/8 -- Self-Employed Women Are Often Healthier: Study

8/8 -- Self-Employed Women Are Often Healthier: Study

Women who are their own bosses might have healthier hearts to show for it, a new study suggests.

The study, of more than 4,600 working U.S. women, found that those who were self-employed typically got more exercise and were less likely to be

02 Aug
Rising Number of Americans Think It's OK to Harass Public Health Officials

Rising Number of Americans Think It's OK to Harass Public Health Officials

U.S. health officials are in the crosshairs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, facing threats and harassment from the public they serve.

And a growing percentage of U.S. adults are fine with that, according to a

01 Aug
Work Worries Keep Lots of Americans Awake Sunday Nights

Work Worries Keep Lots of Americans Awake Sunday Nights

Don't be afraid of Sunday night.

Good sleep habits can ward off the so-called “Sunday scaries” — the worry about returning to work on Monday morning that keeps many folks tossing and turning on Sunday night.

A recent American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) ...

21 Jul
Overworked Anesthesiologists Can Put Surgical Patients at Risk

Overworked Anesthesiologists Can Put Surgical Patients at Risk

Harried, overworked anesthesiologists could be raising hospital patients' risk of death and complications, a new study reports.

It's not uncommon to have one anesthesiologist directing the ...

19 Jul
Minority Students More Likely to Leave Medical School: Study

Minority Students More Likely to Leave Medical School: Study

Medical schools are doing a better job of

08 Jul
Are Workplace Robots Bringing Mental Harm to U.S. Workers?

Are Workplace Robots Bringing Mental Harm to U.S. Workers?

It takes much less than a "Matrix" plot to make American workers afraid for their jobs: New research reveals they stress out when they have to work alongside robots.

Even though many robots took on the

07 Jun
Veterans at Higher Risk of Deadly Skin Cancers

Veterans at Higher Risk of Deadly Skin Cancers

U.S. veterans are at higher risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, than most Americans, and new research finds they are also more likely to have advanced-stage disease when it's detected.

At the time of diagnosis, "we found veterans with

18 May
Workers in U.S. Southwest in Peril as Summer Temperatures Rise

Workers in U.S. Southwest in Peril as Summer Temperatures Rise

It's getting hotter and hotter outside due to global warming and, as a result, outdoor workers in southwestern states are increasingly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.

Making matters worse, many of these workers may not realize their health is in jeopardy.

Thi...

11 May
1 in 4 Hospital Physicians 'Mistreated' by Patients, Visitors

1 in 4 Hospital Physicians 'Mistreated' by Patients, Visitors

Nearly 1 in 4 hospital doctors are mistreated at work by patients, visitors and other doctors, and female doctors are nearly two times more ...

28 Apr
Pandemic's Early Days Hit Nurses Hard: Report

Pandemic's Early Days Hit Nurses Hard: Report

Frontline nurses were plagued by "moral distress" in the early days of the pandemic because they lacked the support to provide high-quality care, a new report reveals.

Between May and September 2020, researchers interviewed 100 nurses across the United States who cared f...

27 Apr
Do Zoom Meetings Kill Creativity?

Do Zoom Meetings Kill Creativity?

Zoom meetings became the lifeblood of many workplaces during pandemic, but a new study points to a downside: They may limit employees' capacity for creativ...

26 Apr
Women Less Likely Than Men to Return to Work After Severe Stroke

Women Less Likely Than Men to Return to Work After Severe Stroke

Women are less likely than men to head back to their jobs after recovering from a severe stroke, but researchers say the reasons for that difference are unclear.

"Returning to work after a severe stroke is a sign of successful

18 Apr
Health Care Workers Were At Highest COVID Risk in Workplace

Health Care Workers Were At Highest COVID Risk in Workplace

U.S. health care workers were most likely to be infected with COVID-19 at work during the pandemic's first year, according to a new study that challenges previous research suggesting their risk was highest off the job.

Researchers said

11 Apr
Pandemic Is Leaving U.S. With Shortage of Long-Term Health Care Workers

Pandemic Is Leaving U.S. With Shortage of Long-Term Health Care Workers

The pandemic has worsened longstanding staffing shortages at U.S. nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Now, a new study shows that high employee turnover rates ha...

05 Apr
Hospital Work During Pandemic Was Like a War Zone: Study

Hospital Work During Pandemic Was Like a War Zone: Study

Health care workers battling the pandemic may be suffering moral traumas at a rate similar to soldiers in a war zone, a new study suggests.

The pandemic has brought a stream of stories about overtaxed health care workers, facing repeated COVID surges, resource shortages ...

29 Mar
Mom's Use of Workplace Disinfectants in Pregnancy Tied to Eczema, Asthma in Kids

Mom's Use of Workplace Disinfectants in Pregnancy Tied to Eczema, Asthma in Kids

If you're a worker who plans to get pregnant, take heed of a new study that warns that pregnant women who work in hospitals and are exposed to disinfectants may be more likely to have children who suffer from asthma...

24 Mar
Shift Work Might Delay Menopause, With Potential Harms to Health

Shift Work Might Delay Menopause, With Potential Harms to Health

Women whose jobs require shift work may experience delayed menopause, according to a new study, and it could be bad for their health.

Whether it's working the overnight shift or different hours from day to day,

23 Mar
Firefighters Face Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

Firefighters Face Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

The more blazes firefighters battle, the higher their risk for a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), a new study shows.

"Clinicians who care for firefighters need to be aware of the increased

22 Feb
Construction Workers May Bring Toxic Metals Back Home

Construction Workers May Bring Toxic Metals Back Home

Construction workers may bring home more than the bacon -- they may also be exposing their families to toxic metals, a new study reveals.

Toxic contaminants unintentionally brought from the workplace into the home are a public health hazard, but the majority of research ...

04 Feb
Most Vaccine-Hesitant Health Care Workers Change Their Minds, Study Shows

Most Vaccine-Hesitant Health Care Workers Change Their Minds, Study Shows

Most health care workers at a large U.S. hospital who initially refused COVID-19 vaccines eventually went and got their shots, new research reveals.

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02 Feb
As Winter Olympics Nears, America's Athletes May Be More Stressed Than Ever

As Winter Olympics Nears, America's Athletes May Be More Stressed Than Ever

With America's best skiers, skaters and snowboarders now heading to the Winter Olympics, a team of mental health professionals will be in Beijing to help them perform under the double strain of intense competition and a pandemic.

One of those professionals is Dr. David B...

31 Jan
Pesticides at Work Could Raise Odds for COPD Lung Disease

Pesticides at Work Could Raise Odds for COPD Lung Disease

Workplace exposure to pesticides may boost a person's risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.

COPD is a group of lung diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing problems. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two main types of ...

26 Jan
Omicron Batters Already Strained U.S. Hospitals

Omicron Batters Already Strained U.S. Hospitals

U.S. hospitals continue to reel from the pressure posed by the ongoing pandemic, facing critical workforce shortages and rising labor costs that amount to a "national emergency," hospital executives say.

Nearly 1,400 hospitals -- 31% of the nation's total -- are on the v...

26 Jan
Many People With Asthma Have Mixed Feelings About Masks: Poll

Many People With Asthma Have Mixed Feelings About Masks: Poll

Although they report difficulty breathing and discomfort while wearing a face mask, most people with asthma still use them in public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds.

University of Illinois Chicago researchers conducted an online survey of more than...

23 Dec
Formaldehyde in the Workplace Tied to Later Brain Issues

Formaldehyde in the Workplace Tied to Later Brain Issues

Long-term workplace exposure to formaldehyde may prompt thinking and memory problems later in life, new research suggests.

Formaldehyde is a gas used in making wood and chemical produ...

22 Dec
School COVID Outbreaks Drop When Adults Wear Masks, Study Finds

School COVID Outbreaks Drop When Adults Wear Masks, Study Finds

Of course kids make up the bulk of people at schools, but new evidence shows that requiring masks for adults working at schools greatly reduces the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks.

In the study, the researchers found that children were most often the first identified case...

03 Dec
Most Vaccinated Adults Plan to Get Boosters: Poll

Most Vaccinated Adults Plan to Get Boosters: Poll

Most vaccinated American adults have every intention of getting booster shots, a new poll finds.

Only about one in five say they won't get it, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) survey conducted with 1,820 U.S. adults between Nov. 8 and Nov. 22. About 23% of v...

02 Dec
Pandemic Stress, Exhaustion Weigh on Health Care Workers

Pandemic Stress, Exhaustion Weigh on Health Care Workers

The pandemic is taking a toll on health care workers' sleep, which can put both their mental health and patient care at risk, researchers warn.

Their study of more than 800 New York City health care workers found that compared to those with no sleep problems, those with...

18 Nov
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Hospital Personnel Still Unvaccinated

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Hospital Personnel Still Unvaccinated

Nearly a third of health care staff in U.S. hospitals were not vaccinated against COVID-19 as of mid-September, a new study shows.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 3.3 million health care workers at more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide between Jan. 20 and Sept. 15....

16 Nov
Better Work Conditions Bringing Better Mental Health to Resident Doctors: Study

Better Work Conditions Bringing Better Mental Health to Resident Doctors: Study

Medical training may be taking less of a mental health toll on young doctors than it used to, but depression remains common, a new study suggests.

Medical residency -- the training that new doctors undergo at hospitals or clinics -- is infamous for its grueling schedule,...

11 Nov
Sexism May Play Role in Who Performs Your Surgery

Sexism May Play Role in Who Performs Your Surgery

Male doctors are much more likely to refer patients to male surgeons, rather than send them to female surgeons with equal qualifications and experience, a new study finds.

"During my 20 years in practice, I always had the sense it was easier for my male surgical colleagu...

08 Nov
Firefighters' Blood Pressure Can Rise When Duty Calls

Firefighters' Blood Pressure Can Rise When Duty Calls

Working in an already dangerous environment, the blood pressure of firefighters jumps when they get an emergency call, new research shows.

That could be risky for those who already have high blood pressure, experts say.

"All emergency and first responders should b...

04 Nov
White House Sets Jan. 4 Deadline for Large, Private U.S. Companies to Mandate Vaccines

White House Sets Jan. 4 Deadline for Large, Private U.S. Companies to Mandate Vaccines

Large U.S. companies have until Jan. 4, 2022 to ensure their employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Biden administration said Thursday.

Unvaccinated workers must undergo weekly testing under the plan that applies to businesses with 100 or more employees and...

03 Nov
Women Less Likely to Ask for More Time When Deadlines Loom

Women Less Likely to Ask for More Time When Deadlines Loom

It's a case of being your own worst enemy: New research shows that women are more reluctant to ask for deadline extensions at work than their male colleagues are, in part because they worry about being seen as incompetent.

In a series of studies, researchers found that o...

03 Nov
Pandemic Has Stressed Out Doctors

Pandemic Has Stressed Out Doctors

It's a finding that stands to reason: A new study shows the pandemic has triggered anxiety and depression in many doctors.

Researchers used surveys to assess the mental health of more than 5,000 doctors in Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom at two points during the pand...

02 Nov
When Climbing Corporate Ladder, Women Are as Competitive as Men: Study

When Climbing Corporate Ladder, Women Are as Competitive as Men: Study

Women are as competitive and as willing to take risks as men when it comes to advancing in the workplace, according to a new study on the gender pay gap in the United States.

"If we're finally going to close the gender pay gap, then we have to understand the sources of i...

01 Nov
Guard Dogs, Panic Buttons: Nurses Under Threat From Rising Violence

Guard Dogs, Panic Buttons: Nurses Under Threat From Rising Violence

Emergency room nurse Grace Politis was catching up on paperwork during her shift when she suddenly realized her head hurt badly. Then she blacked out.

"Later on, I found out I was hit in the head twice with a fire extinguisher by a patient," said Politis, who works at Lo...

28 Oct
Nearly 59,000 Meatpacking Workers Caught COVID, While 269 Died: Report

Nearly 59,000 Meatpacking Workers Caught COVID, While 269 Died: Report

The number of U.S. meatpacking workers who were infected during the COVID-19 pandemic is nearly three times higher than previously thought, a U.S. House report shows.

It said at least 59,000 workers caught the disease and 269 died as the pandemic raged through the indust...

25 Oct
Nurses Have Suicidal Thoughts More Often Than Other Workers: Study

Nurses Have Suicidal Thoughts More Often Than Other Workers: Study

U.S. nurses think about suicide more often than other workers do, but are less likely to tell anyone about it, new research reveals.

For the study, the researchers analyzed the responses of more than 7,000 nurses and nearly 5,200 other general workforce members who took ...

18 Oct
Why Are Gulf Coast Welders Dying From Anthrax-Like Disease?

Why Are Gulf Coast Welders Dying From Anthrax-Like Disease?

A common group of bacteria may be causing deadly pneumonia or anthrax-like disease among metalworkers in the southern United States, health officials report.

The bacteria, called Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), naturally occurs in soil and dust. B. cer...

18 Oct
Long Bouts of Space Travel May Harm Astronauts' Brains

Long Bouts of Space Travel May Harm Astronauts' Brains

Prolonged stays in space appear to damage astronauts' brains, a small, new study suggests.

The researchers studied five Russian cosmonauts, mean age 49, who stayed on the International Space Station (ISS) for an average of 5.5 months.

Blood samples were taken from ...

05 Oct
Many Americans May Quit, Change Jobs Due to Pandemic Stress: Survey

Many Americans May Quit, Change Jobs Due to Pandemic Stress: Survey

The pressures of the pandemic have dramatically altered the American workplace, and now a new survey shows that many folks who have struggled with low salaries, long hours and lack of opportunity plan to change jobs.

More than 40% of workers said they plan to make the sw...

28 Sep
U.S. Appeals Panel Backs New York City's Vaccine Mandate for School Staff

U.S. Appeals Panel Backs New York City's Vaccine Mandate for School Staff

All of New York City's teachers and school staff will still need to get a coronavirus vaccine following an unexpected ruling from a federal appeals panel on Monday that upheld the school system's vaccine mandate.

While Mayor Bill de Blasio recently ordered the city's sch...