Work & Health
Physician Advises Against Bikini Waxing, Calls To End 'War Against Pubic Hair'
August 06 2012 7:18 PM EDT
Bikini waxing, "vajazzling" or jeweled decoration of the genitals, waxing, shaving and removal of pubic hair are all becoming increasingly popular among young people. But some doctors are opposing the "war against pubic hair" and are trying to highlight the possible dangers of these activities.
Mental Health Negatively Affected By Excessive Cellphone And Computer Use: Study
July 22 2012 11:32 PM EDT
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden conducted a study that led them to find a correlation between heavy use of technological devices and mental disorders.
Apple, Foxconn To Split Costs To Upgrade Factory Working Conditions
May 10 2012 11:39 AM EDT
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and its primary iPad and iPhone supplier, Foxconn Technology Company Ltd. (Taipei: 2354), will share the costs of improving labor conditions inChinese factories, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said.
Daylight Saving Time 2012: When And Where To Change Your Clocks
March 10 2012 10:07 PM EST
Springtime has arrived in most American States, and clocks will be going forward one hour at 2 a.m local time, on Sunday.
Fat People Don't Earn Fat Paychecks
December 20 2011 1:16 PM EST
Fat Americans earn significantly less than their skinny co-workers, and the gap is even worse for chunky women than for overweight men, a new study shows.
Mental Health Becomes a Rising Challenge for Labor Market: OECD
December 13 2011 7:57 AM EST
One in five employees suffers from a mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, and many are struggling to cope, according to a new report released Monday by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an international economic organization of 34 countries including the U.S.
Americans Get Less Vacation Time and Don’t Even Use It
November 30 2011 4:55 PM EST
A new survey from Expedia.com shows that U.S. employees get less vacation time that nearly every other country - worse still, Americans don't even use all of it.
Long Hours at Desk Job Can Cause Breast Cancer: How to Avoid it
November 05 2011 4:00 AM EDT
At the American Institute of Cancer research (AICR) Annual Conference on Food, Nutrition and Physical activity, Washington experts presented a paper which shows the impact of physical activity on breast cancer. The paper suggests that a brisk walk can help reduce several key biological indicators of cancer risks such as sex hormone levels, inflammation and body fatness. The press release suggests that up to 40000 cases of breast cancer and 43000 cases of colon cancer in U.S are linked with lack ...
Insight: Firms to Charge Smokers, Obese More for Healthcare
October 30 2011 5:58 PM EDT
In recent years, a growing number of companies have been encouraging workers to voluntarily improve their health to control escalating insurance costs.
Wal-Mart Trims U.S. Health Insurance Coverage as Healthcare Costs Rise
October 21 2011 5:25 PM EDT
Wal-Mart Stores Inc will no longer offer health insurance to new part-time U.S. employees who work fewer than 24 hours a week and will charge workers who use tobacco more for coverage as healthcare costs rise, the company said on Friday.
Mild Stroke Patients Should Be Checked for Depression, Visual Problems: Study
October 04 2011 2:37 PM EDT
Study suggests that doctors check with mild stroke patients about depression and other effects.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A History of Healing
October 01 2011 3:32 PM EDT
October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month is all about spreading awareness and support about breast cancer and those whose lives have been affected by the disease.
Blue-Collar Workers More Likely to Smoke Than Educators, Management: Study
September 30 2011 2:50 PM EDT
Study shows that smoking is more common among blue-collar workers.
Spanish Researchers Claim Most Effective HIV Vaccine Yet
September 30 2011 12:11 AM EDT
Spanish medical researchers say they have developed an HIV vaccine prototype that is the most potent weapon against the deadly virus yet.
Is There a Link Between Child Abuse and the Recession? Study Suggests Possibility
September 19 2011 4:56 PM EDT
Study shows that child abusive head trauma increased during economic recession.
Best Hospitals in the U.S. Named, 7 Are Good for Children’s Asthma
September 15 2011 5:24 PM EDT
The Joint Commission has released its 2010 list of top-performing U.S. hospitals.
Overconfidence, Narcissism Can Work for Humans, Study Suggests
September 15 2011 3:48 PM EDT
Being overconfident, narcissistic, and even self-deluded can be good for human beings, a new study suggests.
Pfizer-Drug Xalkori Approved for Lung Cancer, but at What Cost?
August 30 2011 3:54 PM EDT
New York City-based Pfizer Inc. gained FDA approval for their drug Xalkori, the first new medicine in several years for deadly, advanced lung cancer, according to new research.
Study: Supermoms Need to Relax, Chill
August 22 2011 4:46 PM EDT
Women who try to do everything end up getting depressed, a new study shows.
Black Researchers, Scientists Receive Less Grant Money: Study
August 19 2011 3:17 PM EDT
Whites are more likely to receive medical research funding.