Items Tagged with 'public health'


Work-home interference contributes to burnout

Especially for women, lowering work-home conflicts may reduce burnout
April 11, 2014

Conflicts between work and home — in both directions — are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Higher earners more likely to have paid sick leave

Data shows more than 41 million U.S. workers lack access
March 10, 2014

Income level, occupational type and gender all play a part in whether or not a U.S. worker gets paid sick leave, according to a new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. “Paid sick days bring substantial benefits to employers, workers, families, and communities,” according to by Claudia Williams, Barbara Gault, Ph.D., authors of:Paid Sick Days Access in the United States: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, Occupation, Earnings, and Work Schedule

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Public health experts say farm bill is a “mixed bag” for nutritional assistance program

Kids, seniors will be affected by $9 billion cut
February 3, 2014

The final version of the farm bill awaiting action in Congress includes policy improvements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but it also cuts $8.6 billion over 10 years from the program, according to the American Public Health Association. Under the measure, which has been debated by Congress for more than two years, SNAP and SNAP nutrition education provide millions of seniors, children and families with food assistance and nutrition education to improve access to healthy food and food security.

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Public health experts endorse paid sick leave

APHA wants more to have sick days, paid family & medical leave
November 8, 2013

The Governing Council of the American Public Health Association (APHA) has approved a policy statement expressing APHA’s support for expanding U.S. workers’ access to earned sick days and paid medical and family leave.

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"Diseases do not respect government shutdowns”

Public health experts slam politicians
October 14, 2013

Congress’ current piecemeal approach to funding government agencies is not winning fans among public health experts, who point to a salmonella outbreak that has spread to 18 states as evidence that the budget impasse is endangering the nation’s health.

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OSHA chief gives commencement address

September 23, 2013

On Saturday, May 18, 2013, David Michaels PhD, MPH, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, gave the commencement address at the George Washington University School of Public Health.

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Lifestyle intervention improves high schoolers’ health

Research shows promise for teens at risk of becoming obese
September 20, 2013

A teacher-delivered intervention program promoting healthy lifestyles improved health behaviors, social skills, severe depression, and academic performance in high school adolescents, a study has found.

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UN: Global child deaths down by almost half since 1990

Pneumonia, malnutrition among leading causes
September 19, 2013

In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children worldwide – 18 000 children per day – died before reaching their fifth birthday, according to a new report released today by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank Group and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Population Division.

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Diseases don’t stop at borders

CDC Director on public health challenges, opportunities
September 17, 2013

It’s a small world, after all – especially when it comes to disease outbreaks. Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made that point in a speech last week to the National Press Club.

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Obama uses executive action to tighten gun control

Imports curbed, background check loophole closed
August 29, 2013

With Congress failing to pass gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown Conn. and other shootings, the Obama administration yesterday imposed new gun control measures by way of executive actions.

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