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#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

Work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

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Does work-related stress lead to weight gain? A new study finds answers

A Swedish study attempted to find out if work-related stress contributes to an increase in weight. We all know that work-related stress often has negative results to our physical and mental well-being, leaving us suffering from immense fatigue, lack of sleep, anxiety and even a number of conditions that can be dangerous if left untreated. […]

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WHO recognises ‘burn-out’ as medical condition for the first time ever

The decision, reached during the World Health Assembly in Geneva, which wraps up on Tuesday, could help put to rest decades of debate among experts over how to define burnout, and whether it should be considered a medical condition. In the latest update of its catalogue of diseases and injuries around the world, WHO defines […]

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Working weekends tied to increased depression risk, finds study

Working weekends tied to increased depression risk, finds study

Although a growing number of people worldwide are working longer hours as more businesses operate 24/7, it’s not clear how evaporating “off time” is impacting workers’ mental health, researchers note in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Data is particularly sparse about differences between women and men in the connection between work schedules and […]

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Here’s how your office can play a role in influencing your health

Workers in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. That greater physical activity at the office was related to lower physiological stress during after-work hours outside the office, researchers said. This is […]

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Job strain linked to higher risk of premature death in men, finds study

Recently published research in The Lancet, has found that, having a demanding job and little control over it is associated with an increased risk of premature death in men with coronary heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. This is one of the first large scale study; done with sample size of 1lakh people and recommends stress […]

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Work pressure forces 5 AIIMs doctors to seek psychiatric treatment

Work pressure forces 5 AIIMS doctors to seek psychiatric treatment

Mounting work related stress and pressure, have taken a heavy toll on the mental health of five doctors attached to India’s leading hospital, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). All the 5 doctors were admitted to the psychiatric ward last week. One of them had tried to commit suicide and the others have voluntarily […]

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