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Study: Unions contribute to better health

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Two Duke University researchers have found that membership in labor unions results in better health. Their recent study, Bringing You More Than the Weekend: Union Membership and Self-rated Health in the United States, found that union membership has a “significant positive effect on favorable self-rated health.”


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One minute lesson could save a life

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The American Heart Association’s new CPR awareness campaign promises that it only takes 60 seconds to learn the life-saving skill either online  or  during free in-person sessions at  the new state-of-the-art mobile training unit that kicks off its nationwide tour in New York City .


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Kill the germs, spare the ears

Study shows how to create effective antibiotics that don't damage hearing
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The world needs new antibiotics to overcome the ever-increasing resistance of disease-causing bacteria – but it doesn’t need the side effect that comes with some of the most powerful ones now available: hearing loss.


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Don’t get ticked off this summer

Five ways to prevent tick-related disease
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There are more ticks in more places than ever before. Tick encounter rates are soaring, and news reports exclaim that 2012 is expected to bring epic risks for Lyme disease transmission. Here are 5 key ways to keep yourself and your employees protected throughout the tick-infested summer months.


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Feds: $8 billion paid out to nuclear weapons workers for illnesses

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The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs says a significant milestone has been reached in the administration of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: more than $8 billion has been paid to claimants nationwide.


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Oil industry: EPA fine particle proposal should consider existing standard

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The American Petroleum Institute says that the existing PM 2.5 (fine particle) air quality standard should be among those EPA will consider for its proposed particulate standard rule.


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Older adults' abuse of prescription drugs increasing

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Data from national surveys reveal a disturbing trend for 50- to 59-year-olds: the number of those reporting past-month abuse of illicit drugs — including the nonmedical use of prescription drugs — more than doubled from 2002 to 2010, going from 907,000 to 2,375,000, or from 2.7 to 5.8 percent in this population.


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Men and women respond differently to exercise advertisements

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A new University of Michigan study finds that overweight men and women responded differently to advertisements about the benefits from exercise.


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Obama admin announces plan to close racial, ethnic gap on asthma

Minority children have double the incidence
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With asthma rates much higher among low-income minority families, the Obama administration has announced a Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities.
 


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Exercise, vitamin D may prevent falls

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Falls – a leading cause of injury among seniors – can be made less likely with physical therapy and vitamin D supplements, according to new recommendations from a government-backed panel.


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