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Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession

... shows that doctors are amongst the top victims of workplace crime. They are often threatened and abused by rel...officers, doctors are exposed to the ugly world of workplace crime. At least one physician is killed every year the report says adding that health care workers h...

A smoke free place to be initiated

...cancer. In California smoking is now banned in the workplace and in public places. Researchers at the University of California have studied a group of 200 people with asthma, to see how they were faring with respect to ETS. They found that around per cent of the group experienced ETS exposure during travel ...

Occupational exposurer aises respiratory symptoms

...riod reveals how exposure to dust and fumes in the workplace is linked to a significant increase in respiratory...re enrolled in 1985 and asked about lung symptoms, workplace dust and fume exposure, smoking habits and asthma. Then, after 5 years 1656 of the original partic...

How a man's mind really works

...l identity to the inside of a home and more to the workplace or the yard -- which is why he doesn't get worked up about housework. Male hormones such as testosterone and vasopressin set the male brain up to seek competitive, hierarchical groups in its constant quest to prove self-worth and identity. That is w...

Suicide Prevention Program – Having its Intended Effec

...rvention may be particularly adaptable in selected workplace contexts that are more tightly organized and provide or coordinate human services for their employees or in settings with naturally occurring social networks. These could include police and fire fighters, other elements of the armed services worldwid...

Sitting in office for long hours can cause overweight and obesity

... on the Australians workers has suggested that the workplace may play// an important role in the growing proble...he current study examined the role of occupational workplace and the body mass index. In the present day, lack of physical activity and irregular food intake ar...

Watch Out! Pollution hazard from E-waste recycling in India & China

...uring each stage of the recycling process into the workplace and in many cases into the surrounding environment... for immediate action in both countries to address workplace health and safety issues, as well as waste management practices and reinforces the need for the elec...

Mineral Oil exposure increases risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

...reported exposure to hydraulic or motor oil at the workplace had a 30-percent higher risk of developing a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis called rheumatoid factor positive compared to men who had not worked around oil products. The exposed men also were 60-percent more likely to develop another form of the...

Mineral Oil exposure increases risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

...reported exposure to hydraulic or motor oil at the workplace had a 30-percent higher risk of developing a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis called rheumatoid factor positive compared to men who had not worked around oil products. The exposed men also were 60-percent more likely to develop another form of the...

Injury Rates High For Workers In Poultry Farms

... reported injuries perceived a greater emphasis on workplace safety compared to workers at the other two companies. Source: Newswise...

Now Employers Focus On Employees Mental health

... the impact of anxiety and depressive disorders on workplace performance and profits. It points to employer-gua...e among coworkers. Depression and anxiety in the workplace also account for an enormous expense to employers in terms of health care costs and productivity. An...

CPHA Offers HIV Information Packages To Canadian Football League Teams

...ceive packages that include basic facts about HIV, workplace policy guidelines, HIV and privacy of health information and background information on stigma and discrimination. Wilson said the same packages would be available to the Canadian National Hockey League teams, the Toronto Raptors of the National Bask...

Sleeping Is No Mean Art … It Is A Privilege Denied To Many

...ty, loss of memory, lack of energy, a high risk of workplace accidents, and many others not foreseen at the moment. Sleep apnoea is categorized into three forms: obstructive, central and mixed. Of these obstructive is more common. Central sleep apnoea is a neurological disorder associated with decreased leve...

Children’s Stress Levels Directly Related To Maternal Job Satisfaction

...approach, mothers were also questioned about their workplace conditions and life at home for a period of six months. Any form of stress, either physical or mental is associated with an increase in cortisol secretion. This is a wonderful mechanism conferred by Mother Nature without which we would not be able ...

High Decibel Levels Raise Heart Disease Risk

... squarely attributed// to the noise related to the workplace as well as the usual din associated with traffic. ... and by three times in women. On the reverse side, workplace noise tripled the risk for men and had minimal or no risk for women. "We seem to be looking at a th...

Nearly 15% Of U.S. Workers Work Under The Influence Of Alcohol

...derstanding of alcohol consumption and the related workplace impairment. "Of all psychoactive substances with...rstanding of the effects of alcohol consumption on workplace productivity, performance and safety. Clearly, this issue is something that needs the importance it ...

Pay Cut Leads To Increased Levels Of Insomnia Among Workers

... Insomnia (lack of sleep) is largely associated to workplace accidents and lowered productivity. Greenberg conducted supervisor training in the hospital where the nurses received salary reductions as well as one, which did not have pay cuts. It was a four-hour training session conducted on consecutive days....

Chromium Exposure: Health Risk Of Workers Ignored

... the issue. A new standard on acceptable levels of workplace chromium levels is expected to be established soon by the Government. ...

Ireland: Heart Disease Deaths Drop By Half.

...ation programmes received an impetus, after ban on workplace smoking in Ireland, that was enforced in 2004. Smoking rates have certainly dropped in Ireland, as compared to United Kingdom or any other developed country. But there has been an increase in rates of obesity, diabetes, and lifestyle is marked wi...

Antiviral Coating On Bank Notes, Photocopiers Could Help Check Epidemics

...lying the coatings to buttons on vending machines, workplace photocopiers and fax machines could limit the spread of viruses, Ren said. Ren, who has joined forces with Britain-based Qinetiq Nanomaterials and London research firm Retroscreen Virology, hopes to create a facemask impregnated with particles to d...

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