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Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...ver adequate treatment. Corporations used to cover employees treatments, and now they no longer do. Alcohol abuse and dependence remain highly prevalent and disabling, the authors conclude. Persistent low treatment rates given the availability of effective treatments indicate the need for vigorous education...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

...staff and this includes not discriminating against employees in any way on the grounds of their religion or belief," said the statement. Britains National Health Service has long relied on skilled foreign doctors to meet staffing shortfalls, and foreigners have long been drawn to its relatively generous sala...

New Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Drug-Resistant HIV

...ely 156,000 technical, administrative and clerical employees and caregivers, and 13,000 physicians representing all specialties....

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...ther it's to reduce health care costs or hang onto employees in an industry where turnover is high and shortages growing. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates there are 1.3 million long-haul drivers nationwide and is considering tightening its rules for conditions including diabetes and...

Pennsylvania Government's Partial Shutdown Ends

...ndell administration lowered the reported total of employees on furlough, from more than 24,000 to 23,562. Thei...e Rendell administration's classification of state employees into "critical" and "noncritical" groups violated collective bargaining laws and that it did not pro...

Canada Daycare Looks After Elderly Parents While Children Work

..., as well as pipeline firm Enbridge to allow their employees to park their aged parents in its care during offi...hundreds of dollars per day for the service. Their employees also pay a daily fee to access the service. "We're trying to help our employees with their work-li...

More Cancer Testing Urged in Australian TV Studios

...re also calling for a register of past and present employees for health monitoring purposes. "There is universal concern amongst ABC Brisbane employees about this cancer cluster," he said. "Yes, we have seen 15 cases of breast cancer since 1994 but a...

Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

...proved by the FDA. Among other things, Orphan's employees were accused of promoting the drug as a treatment ... bipolar disorders and Parkinson's Disease. The employees also were accused of paying a New York psychiatrist thousands of dollars to attend speaking engageme...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...people are trained to provide help for patients or employees wanting to quit, she said. Health Behavior News Service: Lisa Esposito at (202) 387-2829 or hbns-editor@cfah.org...

Gardasil Could Be Effective, but Aggressive Marketing Raises Ethical Concerns

...ndependent PR firm, Edelman boasts more than 2,100 employees working in 46 wholly owned offices worldwide, plus the additional resources of more than 50 affiliates. Apparently Merck is hoping that most, if not all the states in the US, will mandate a vaccine against HPV as a pre-requisite for school attend...

Indian Government at the Crossroads in Implementing Anti-smoking

...adoss said. "All workplaces mean where there are employees present, whether it is an office space, any buildi...tels, airports or train stations or anywhere where employees are present, will be smoke free." Ramadoss said 40 percent of all health problems in India were du...

Wealthy Australian Women More Prone to Breast Cancer New Study

...ncord Hospital, in Sydney's west, where five women employees were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2001 and 2006. Another investigation is continuing into the cases of 15 women who developed breast cancer while working at the ABC's Brisbane studios between 1998 and 2006. The dramatic peaks and troughs...

Japanese are Weighed Down by Deviating from Their Traditional Diet

..., companies will be required by law to subject all employees over 40 years to a medical check-up which will include a hip circumference measurement. A hip circumference above 85 centimetres for males and 90 centimetres for females is considered obese and at high risk of developing metabolic disorders. Comp...

Generic Competitor for Plavix Blocked in US

...anofi obtained the patent in July 1989, naming two employees as inventors. In Tuesday's opinion, Stein said Sanofi had shown it was likely to suffer irreparable price erosion, loss of goodwill and a negative impact on the amount of research devoted to developing other medical uses for Plavix if sales of the ...

US Concerned About Mental Health of Diplomats in Iraq, Afghanistan

...involve greater numbers of serving Foreign Service employees than past incidents," Brown said. This has resulted "in larger number of acute anxiety reactions and we might well expect an increase un numbers of those with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) as well," he said. Brown said the survey "asks spe...

Employer Leave Helps the Parents of Chronically Ill Kids

... tax to provide up to six weeks of partial pay for employees to care for ill family members. This first-in-the-...he Family and Medical Leave Act and educating more employees about these benefits. Examining the likely effects on families and businesses when access to emplo...

Being Employed on the Moon can Cause Depression

...ry long-term implications for the mental health of employees working in isolation for extended periods. Depression and anxiety will reach new levels among those employees, creating mental and cardiovascular health problems as well as a sharp decline in productivity. If it sounds far-fetched, Spell notes that...

Secondhand Workplace Smoke Hits Non-smokers Badly

...ft," he added. The study followed 52 non-smoking employees of bars and restaurants in Oregon communities wher...compared them to 32 non-smoking bar and restaurant employees from other Oregon municipalities where smoking is prohibited by local ordinance. Researchers colle...

Non Smoking Workers Absorb the Carcinogen Immediately

...ists have found that nonsmoking restaurant and bar employees absorb a potent carcinogennot considered safe at a...levels of NNK showed up in the urine of nonsmoking employees shortly after they encountered secondhand smoke during their shifts. Moreover, levels of NNK, which ...

Workers Compelled to Stay in Shape to Avoid Pay Cuts

...essive than most. Clarian said it is giving its employees time to understand the changes and make improvemen...ctivity and control insurance costs by helping its employees get healthy and shed pounds. More employers are zeroing in on obesity and smoking as the primary ...

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