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In Firefighter Trainees, ‘Mediterranean Lifestyle’ Linked to Lower Health Risks

Young firefighter recruits who follow a ‘Mediterranean lifestyle’ are less likely to have hypertension (high blood pressure) and more likely to have good aerobic fitness, reports a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental...
8-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Drives Corporate Boards to Engage with Occupational Health and Safety?

A set of five “drivers” helps in understanding how and why corporate boards of directors engage with occupational health and safety (OHS), reports a study the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
12-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Employee Behavioral Health Program Improves Depression and Anxiety

An employer-sponsored behavioral health program can reduce symptoms in employees with depression and anxiety, reports a study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
24-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Defining Worker Well-Being – Experts Propose New Framework

How do we define and measure worker well-being? A proposed conceptual framework, with implications for future efforts to improve occupational safety and health, is presented in the July issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
25-Jul-2018 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Call to Action' on Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

What steps can employers take to reduce the high costs and health impact of mental health issues? An expert Advisory Council has developed a set of recommendations for improving mental health and well-being in the workplace, according to a report in...
3-Apr-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Khamisiyah Plume' Linked to Brain and Memory Effects in Gulf War Vets

Gulf War veterans with low-level exposure to chemical weapons show lasting adverse effects on brain structure and memory function, reports a study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
5-Oct-2017 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Test May Help Identify Veterans with Deployment-Related Lung Disease

A test called the lung clearance index (LCI) is superior to standard tests in identifying patients with lung disease related to military deployment, suggests a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
27-Jul-2017 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked to DNA Damage in Children

Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
19-May-2017 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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