Atlanta — Comprehensive suicide prevention strategies that target certain industry and occupational groups are needed – particularly in the extraction and construction industries, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.
Awaji, Japan — Looking to sow the seeds of serenity at the office? A recent study from the University of Hyogo suggests that simply adding a small plant to your workspace and occasionally tending to it may soothe the effects of stress.
Menomonee Falls, WI — Are you concerned about catching the flu? If so, you’re far from alone. Results of a recent survey show that 3 out of 5 people in the United States are “extremely” or “quite” concerned about contracting the flu virus this year – the highest level over the past 11 years.
Jyväskylä, Finland — A comprehensive workplace health promotion program can have a “moderate” effect on workers’ health even when participation rates are relatively low, results of a recent case study out of Finland suggest.
Wuhan, China — Do you regularly nap for extended periods or sleep longer than most people? If so, you may be at increased risk for stroke, say researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Bethesda, MD — Alcohol-related deaths in the United States more than doubled over a recent 19-year period, with the fatality rate for females jumping 85%, results of a recent study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism show.
Quebec City, Quebec — Working more than 40 hours a week can increase your risk of both typical high blood pressure and masked hypertension – defined as a blood pressure reading that’s normal during a doctor’s office visit but high at home or elsewhere, results of a recent study by researchers in Canada show.