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Unhealthy eating: a new form of occupational hazard?
PLoS editors argue that working patterns should now be considered a specific risk factor for obesity and type 2 diabetes
From the Public Library of Science media release:
Funding: The authors are each paid a salary by the Public Library of Science, and they wrote this editorial during their salaried time.
Citation: The PLoS Medicine Editors (2011) "Poor Diet in Shift Workers: A New Occupational Health Hazard?" PLoS Med 8(12): e1001152. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001152
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Nearly 1 in 5 new nurses leave first job within a year, according to RN surveyEstimated 17.5% of newly-licensed US RNs leave their first nursing job within the first year and one in three (33.5%) leave within two years
Brain scans show how perceived control over setbacks promotes persistenceWhen people perceive themselves as having control over the setbacks they encounter, a particular part of the brain is engaged, and they're more likely to persist in their goal
Proactive office ergonomics can increase job satisfaction and employee retentionHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society says proactive workplace ergonomics program a highly cost-effective way to improve performance, health and well-being, and happiness
Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeingPeople who stopped driving and started walking or cycling to work benefited from improved wellbeing, including feeling better able to concentrate and were less under strain
Feeling bad at work can be a good thing (and vice versa)Contrary to popular opinion, anger does not always lead to negative outcomes in the workplace and can be used to prevent acts of injustice from repeating themselves in the future
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