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Mutltitasking may hurt your performance, but it makes you feel better
Multitasking often gave the participants an emotional boost, even when it hurt their cognitive functions -- and it appears to be almost addictive
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The study was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
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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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