Funeral directors may be at risk for ALS: study

Boston – Exposure to formaldehyde during the embalming process may put male funeral directors at increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, according to a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Study links rheumatoid arthritis to work absence

Horsham, PA – Employees who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis are 30 percent more likely to miss work than those who do not have the disorder, according to a recent study from pharmaceutical company Janssen Scientific Affairs.
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DOL to fund studies on paid leave

Washington – The Department of Labor is working to strengthen its efforts to ensure workers have access to paid time off for medical emergencies and other issues.
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Arthritis may harm work, social life: study

Atlanta – Adults who suffer from arthritis and other chronic health conditions may be more likely to miss work and have difficulty socializing, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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