Navigation Links
Workplace stress a growing health hazard
Date:8/25/2011

This release is available in French.

Montreal, August 25, 2011 Job-related stress is catching up with the Canadians. A new study by Concordia University economists, published in BMC Public Health, has found that increased job stress causes workers to increasingly seek help from health professionals for physical, mental and emotional ailments linked to job stress. Indeed, the number of visits to healthcare professionals is up to 26 per cent for workers in high stress jobs.

"These results show that people in medium-to-high stress jobs visit family doctors and specialists more often than workers with low job stress," says first author Sunday Azagba, a PhD candidate in the Concordia Department of Economics.

To reach their conclusions, the economists crunched nationally representative data from the Canadian National Population Health Survey (NPHS). All NPHS figures were restricted to adults aged 18 to 65 years the bulk of the labour force and included statistics on the number of healthcare visits, chronic illnesses, marital status, income level, smoking and drinking habits.

"We believe an increasing number of workers are using medical services to cope with job stress," says co-author Mesbah Sharaf, a PhD candidate in the Concordia Department of Economics.

"There is medical evidence that stress can adversely affect an individual's immune system, thereby increasing the risk of disease," Sharaf continues. "Numerous studies have linked stress to back pain, colorectal cancer, infectious disease, heart problems, headaches and diabetes. Job stress may also heighten risky behaviours such as smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, discourage healthy behaviours such as physical activity, proper diet and increase consumption of fatty and sweet foods."

Cost of stressful workplaces

Previous research has found
'/>"/>

Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins
s-j.desjardins@concordia.ca
514-848-2424 x5068
Concordia University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Medibank Health Solutions: The New Name to Trust in Workplace Health
2. Volunteering Can Bring Rewards Even in the Workplace
3. Personal Best Develops Workplace Weight Loss Program
4. Workplace Wellness Programs Work
5. Ecobumz Diapers are Going Green While Investing in its Own Community and Employing Women Looking to Enter or Re-enter the Workplace
6. Five Organizations Receive APAs Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award, Ten Honored for Best Practices
7. PepsiCo Unveils Global Nutrition, Environment and Workplace Goals
8. Laser Spine Institute Recognized Among the 2010 Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay
9. Workplace Chemicals May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
10. Advocate Christ Medical Center Presented The 2009 Morehead Apex Workplace of Excellence Award
11. Conflict Boss Brings Sanity Back to the Workplace and Lets Managers Get Back to Managing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Workplace stress a growing health hazard
(Date:12/15/2014)... December 15, 2014 Cancer researchers have ... underlying genetic causes of deadly malignant pleural mesothelioma. Surviving ... on their website. Click here to read it ... of Hawaii Cancer Center, and New York’s Langone Medical ... pleural mesothelioma patients in an effort to pinpoint ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 ... Care , knows that holidays can be a daze of ... From slips and falls while decking halls, to burns when ... plenty of holiday hazards that can happen at any time. ... for pain, MD Now has made a list of helpful ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... MA (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 ... management solutions, announced today that it has received ... Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Disease Management (DM) ... pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary heart disease and diabetes. ... from NCQA for Health Dialog’s Disease Management (DM) ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... December 15, 2014 The increase in prevalence ... of the main factors which is contributing to the growth ... the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and balance disorders ... three parts - microphone, speaker and amplifier. The global market ... of 6.01% during the period from 2014 to 2019. Some ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 2014 In support of high-quality ... to restrictive state laws that may have unintended ... important area of public health policy. , The ... Integrity of Independent Review, contends that state legislation ... peer review determinations can result in subpar outcomes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Study Reveals Genetic Mutations That May Trigger Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Health Dialog Receives NCQA Accreditation for Disease Management Programs 2Health News:Audiological Devices Market 2019 Demand for Esthetic Hearing Aids Drives the Growth, Says a Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Audiological Devices Market 2019 Demand for Esthetic Hearing Aids Drives the Growth, Says a Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Audiological Devices Market 2019 Demand for Esthetic Hearing Aids Drives the Growth, Says a Report at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:NAIRO Calls for Higher Quality Independent Peer Review By Ending Restrictive State Laws 2
... Reporter , MONDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable ... of thousands of Americans at risk for sudden cardiac ... these medical devices have gotten a bad reputation in ... that connect the ICD to the heart can sometimes ...
... Australia and Hong Kong have conducted a comprehensive study ... of female attractiveness. The study, published in the ... divides young, tall and long armed women were considered ... important determining factor for evolutionary, social and economic success," ...
... their international colleagues have discovered genetic variants that lead ... taking aromatase inhibitors to treat their breast cancer. This ... halt their lifesaving medication. The findings appear today in ... . "Many women stop taking aromatase inhibitors due ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- ... risk of dying in the hospital and help their doctors ... Hospitals also can use the prediction tool to ... Eric Smith, assistant professor of neurology at the University of ...
... Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. is presenting new data in ... several studies with the company,s radioprotectant Ex-RAD at the ... September 25-29 in Maui, Hawaii. In vivo studies ... increase in survival versus placebo-treated groups in mice exposed ...
... place Jan. 13-16, 2011 at the Wynn Las Vegas. ... (each morning), observing differences in technique from a variety ... Lectures and plenary sessions will cover topics as bladder, ... to treat patients with benign prostate cancer. , Also ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Software for Defibrillators Lowers Risk of Unnecessary Shocks 2Health News:New Software for Defibrillators Lowers Risk of Unnecessary Shocks 3Health News:Unlocking the secret of beauty: Scientists discover the complexities of attractive female bodies 2Health News:Mayo collaboration finds source of breast drug side effect 2Health News:New Tool Helps Predict Stroke Patient's Risk of Death in Hospital: Study 2Health News:New Tool Helps Predict Stroke Patient's Risk of Death in Hospital: Study 3Health News:Onconova Therapeutics presents new data demonstrating radioprotection by Ex-RAD at RRS annual meeting 2Health News:Onconova Therapeutics presents new data demonstrating radioprotection by Ex-RAD at RRS annual meeting 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 With advancements in neurological and ... is seeing new growth, according to Kalorama Information. ... for the majority of market volume, newer 3T ... which are creating opportunities for more sophisticated applications. The ... at a rate of 4%, with world market ...
(Date:12/17/2014)...  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII ... and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical ... in its first Phase 2a study, RXI-109-1301.  The ... 1-month findings that were reported in September of ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO , , , ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bf3b6l/electrocardiogram ) has announced ... Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018" report to ... Global Electrocardiogram Devices (ECG) sector is projected ... North America accounts for nearly 36% (2015) ... claims approximately 27% (2018). Asia-Pacific ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 2Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 5Electrocardiogram (ECG) Devices - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 2Electrocardiogram (ECG) Devices - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 3Electrocardiogram (ECG) Devices - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 4
... no additional very late stent thrombosis, NATICK, ... Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced five-year ... demonstrating continued,long-term safety and efficacy for the TAXUS(R) ... showed no additional stent,thrombosis between years four and ...
... Aug. 30 ViroPharma Incorporated,(Nasdaq: VPHM ) today ... financial officer of ViroPharma, will present,at the Thomas Weisel ... September 5, 2007. The conference is being held at ... will also present at the 14th Annual BioCentury Newsmakers,in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Five-Year Data From Taxus II Clinical Trial Highlights Safety and Efficacy of Taxus(R) Stent Compared to Bare-Metal Stent 2Five-Year Data From Taxus II Clinical Trial Highlights Safety and Efficacy of Taxus(R) Stent Compared to Bare-Metal Stent 3Five-Year Data From Taxus II Clinical Trial Highlights Safety and Efficacy of Taxus(R) Stent Compared to Bare-Metal Stent 4ViroPharma to Present at Three Upcoming Healthcare Conferences 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: