Essen, Germany – Tai chi, a low-impact martial art that features slow and meditative movements, can be as useful as conventional exercises in alleviating neck pain, according to researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Atlanta – Smoking costs the U.S. economy more than $300 billion a year in direct medical care costs and lost productivity, including $5.6 billion in productivity losses related to secondhand smoke, according to the CDC Foundation.
Bloomington, IN – Workers in high-stress jobs who have little control over workflow and other key decisions are at a higher risk of dying early, according to a study from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Boulder, CO – Inadequate amounts of sleep and work environment factors are “major drivers” of occupational fatigue, which can hamper job performance and result in errors and injuries, according to a study from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Cincinnati – People who suffer from headache disorders, such as migraines and cluster headaches, are at greater risk of developing hypothyroidism, according to a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine study.
New York – About four out of five U.S. workers say they expect to feel safe at work, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Sterling Talent Solutions, an employment background screening and onboarding firm.