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Our assumptions about risk-taking behaviour and age/sex is often wrong
Men are willing to take more risks in finances, but women take more social risks – examples include starting a new career in their mid-thirties or addressing an unpopular issue in a meeting at work
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Work-related stress linked to increased blood fat levels, cardiovascular health risksworkers with job stress were more likely to suffer from abnormally high levels of LDL cholesterol, excessively low levels of HDL cholesterol and positive atherogenic indices
Positive social support at work shown to reduce risk of diabetesWhile development of diabetes is commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has shown that stress can also have a significant impact
Study suggests measuring prefrontal cortex activity can help assess leadership potentialLeadership brains: High complex brains, where activity patterns are more varied, suggests more of the brains resources are available at any one time to handle other situations or tasks
Sleep problems may increase risk for prostate cancerRisk for prostate cancer increased proportionately with reported severity of problems falling and staying asleep, from 1.6-fold to 2.1-fold
On-site asbestos detector offers promise of better workplace safetyFirst portable, real-time detector uses laser-based light scattering technique to identify harmful fibers
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