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Stressed at Work? Open Office Plan Might Help

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe it's time to retire the office cubicle. A new study suggests that open workspaces without partitions between desks encourage employees to be more active and help curb stress. "We are becoming…

Rude Coworkers, Stricter Moms?

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who experience rudeness and other incivilities at work are likely to be stricter with their own kids, a new study claims. Canadian researchers conducted an online survey of 146 working mothers…

Parents' Shift Work Can Be Good -- or Bad -- for Kids

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents no longer work traditional "9-to-5" jobs. And their nonstandard shifts do affect their child's behavior, new research suggests. The impact varies according to age, gender and which parent…

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Linked to Poverty

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Workers without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line, two new studies find. Compared to adults who have the employee benefit, those without paid sick…

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The dilemma is all too familiar: It's Monday morning, you walk into your office and see that someone has left a big box of donuts in the break room. Then, your co-worker tells you there will be cake…

Job Strain Plus Heart Disease, Diabetes a Lethal Mix for Men

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man and you suffer from heart disease or diabetes, stress at work may shorten your life, a new study finds. The researchers said a demanding job in which you have little or no control…

Companies Not Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Harassment: Survey

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The #MeToo movement has shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, but a new survey shows most U.S. employers aren't tackling the issue. The movement "has given business leaders an…

Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men's Lives

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As if their work wasn't already tough enough, new research suggests that men in physically taxing jobs may be at risk of an early death. The increase in risk can be as high as 18 percent beyond that…

All That Overtime Could Be Killing You

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A 40-hour work week may sound like a vacation to those burning the midnight oil. But a study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine shows that consistently surpassing this standard can be detrimental…

Noisy Workplace May Wreak Havoc on Your Heart

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Loud noise at work doesn't just threaten your hearing, it might also boost your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new U.S. government report suggests. "Reducing workplace noise levels is…

Jobs That Keep the Mind Sharp … Even Into Retirement

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning a career change or wondering if a challenging job could have positive effects, research might provide some intriguing answers. In a 2014 study, scientists in Scotland used…

Turn Your Commute Into a Daily Workout

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Commuting by car doesn't just try your patience. An Australian study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that it can also lead to weight gain, even if you're active…