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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever prevention

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The prevention of Ebola HF presents many challenges. Because it is still unknown how exactly people are infected with Ebola HF, there are few established primary prevention measures. When cases of the disease do appear, there is increased risk of transmission within health care settings.


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Running could add 3 years to your lifespan

Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says
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Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research. But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, the 15-year study suggests.


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Want more energy? Here’s what helps

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Do you sometimes feel like the Energizer Bunny with a weak battery? You start out strong, but by midafternoon you’re starting to flag. We all get tired from time to time, but fatigue tends to become more common as we get older.


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Study links shift work to risk for Type 2 diabetes

Researchers cite many possible reasons for the effect, including hormonal changes
By Mary Elizabeth Dallas
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Shift workers, especially men, may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared to people not on such schedules, a new study suggests. Also at special risk are shift workers who don't work on a set schedule, with shifts moving around at various times of the day.


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Five things employers should know about prescription painkiller use

The National Safety Council calls on companies to take actions to combat the nation's fastest growing drug epidemic
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The number of people overdosing from opioid prescription painkillers is staggering, killing 45 people each day. Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.


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Coal miners rally against EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Regs aren't the only factor threatening coal jobs, though
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The EPA wraps up four days of public hearings on its Clean Power Plan today -- and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) rally against it tomorrow in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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Before you spray on that insect repellent…

Check out the EPA's new informational graphic
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Sure, you’re spraying on insect repellent when you’re going to be spending time outside, but are you reapplying it when it wears off? Are  your outdoor workers?


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Experts: Gun violence prevention requires public health approach

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Preventing gun violence will require a scientific public health approach and recognition of the limits of predicting individual cases of violence, according to experts slated to speak at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention. The experts will discuss how gun violence disproportionately affects different populations and results in consequences such as suicide, homicide and unintentional shootings.


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Why your insurance company should pay for your blood pressure monitor

Hint: It’ll save them money
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Home blood pressure-monitoring kits can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. In the United States, more than 76 million adults have diagnosed high blood pressure, and many more are undiagnosed.


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Alcohol use disorders linked to decreased 'work trajectory'

Women's careers more likely to be disrupted by alcohol, study suggests
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Workers with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are more likely to have a flat or declining "work trajectory," reports a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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