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Social Coworkers Can Help Reduce Risk Of Diabetes Development
2013-05-09 14:03:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study today from the Tel Aviv University's (TAU) Faculty of Management has found that social support and improved work conditions can reduce the risk of diabetes in employees. Additionally, this study holds that they can use work conditions to predict the development of diabetes in healthy employees. Obesity, high blood pressure and stress are all known causes for Type 2 diabetes. Therefore, it makes sense to look to the...

Job Burnout Compromises Heart Health
2013-03-13 06:20:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More so than in many industrialized nations, Americans work longer hours, take fewer vacation days and retire later in life. It is not surprising, therefore, that with such demanding careers many experience job burnout expressed as physical, cognitive and emotional exhaustion resulting from stress at work. Previous studies have found that burnout is also related to obesity, insomnia and anxiety. A new study from Tel Aviv University's...

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2011-08-05 09:20:00

Companies like Google and Zappos.com are famous for their "work hard, play hard" attitudes and friendly work environments, but are their employees healthier too? According to a Tel Aviv University researcher, a positive relationship with your co-workers has long-term health benefits. Dr. Sharon Toker of the Department of Organizational Behavior at TAU's Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration says that employees who believe that they have the personal support of their peers...