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2009-03-12 15:00:00

New research shows that one in five U.S. workers say the recession is causing them mental health problems, by battling anxiety and fear over the potential loss of their jobs. Among the 1,068 employed adults surveyed, 215 said the economic situation has had a negative impact on their mental health.  Another 259 workers said their on-the-job stress level has increase.  The survey was conducted online for employment agency Adecco USA from February 25-27. "There's certainly been a...

2008-11-11 12:00:06

Research conducted by the Kenexa Research Institute (KRI) investigated the stress caused by work, and a worker's ability to balance both his/her professional and personal lives. According to the study, in the United States, work stress is a driver of employee engagement, which means that unreasonable levels of stress detract significantly from an employee's job satisfaction and enjoyment at work, and contributes to their intention to leave the company. The report is based on the analysis of...

2008-10-07 21:00:36

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The declining state of the Nation's economy is taking a physical and emotional toll on people nationwide, yet it is women who are bearing the brunt of financial stress, according to data from the American Psychological Association's newly released 2008 Stress in America survey. When asked about the recent financial crisis, almost half of Americans say that they are increasingly stressed about their ability to provide for their family's basic...

2008-09-29 14:41:14

Somewhere between the tanking economy, the 150 daily emails coming into your Blackberry and the cut-throat working environment, it's nearly impossible to stay calm. Todd Oretsky, a recovering Wall Street attorney, knows more than his fair share of how a stressful work situation can wreak havoc on your health and personal life. "At my law firm, I would get really antsy if colleagues weren't working at the same pace as me," says Oretsky, who is now in the business of preventative health and...

2008-07-19 03:00:00

By Yeung, Joseph C K This study examines Chinese workers' job stress through the application of Karasek's (1979) job demand - job control model, and investigates how traditional values influence the interaction between job demands and job control, in affecting workers' anxiety and depressive symptoms. Sample consisted of 281 workers from three state-owned manufacturing companies in China. Traditional values were measured using 8 items taken from the Chinese Individual Traditionality...

2008-07-06 00:00:22

By dave Blackhurst A Team of psychologists will be drafted in to the region's biggest hospital to find why staff are so stressed at work. Three experts from a private consultancy will arrive in September to kick-start a campaign called "working well feeling good" among the 7,000 workforce at The University Hospital Of North Staffordshire. But nurses' leaders at the Hartshill complex criticised the measure saying that the pounds100,000 cost of the project would be better spent on patient...

2008-06-19 18:00:07

By Aled Blake AN ONLINE stress management tool has been launched to offer businesses away of measuring the levels of stress employees suffer. It has been calculated that pounds 250,000 can be saved for every 1,000 employees if stress in the workplace is managed effectively, reducing the number of lost working hours. The HSE estimates that stress causes more than a third of sickness absence at work and is the second most reported reason given for workplace absence. A total of 13.8...

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2008-05-05 09:00:00

APA offers tips for stressed-out mothers caring for children, parents Mothers in the sandwich generation, ages 35-54, feel more stress than any other age group as they balance the demanding, delicate acts of caring for growing children and their aging parents, according to the American Psychological Associations 2007 Stress in America survey. And while nearly two-in-five men and women in this age group feel overextended, the survey reveals that more women than men report experiencing extreme...

2008-01-03 09:21:53

Weekend getaways and romantic dinners used to be sweet escapes from the daily grind. Nowadays, R and R is often interrupted by a buzzing Blackberry or the ding of an instant message on the wireless laptop. That's not news to modern workers, many of whom may just be getting back from a long winter break during which they worked more than in years past. An AP poll last year found that one-fifth of Americans tote a laptop on vacation. Countless more carry cell phones, many of which...

2007-08-29 03:19:23

By Lough, Jonathan Wald, Elise; Byrne, Kenneth; Walker, Gordon Correctional work is a highly stressful occupation that can impact the health of correctional officers (Casey, Dollard and Winefield, 2001). Health has a direct connection to the use of sick leave and stress claims, both of which are costly and can have a significant impact on the efficiency of an institution and the safety of officers and inmates. Hiring the right staff is crucial, as the cost of hiring the wrong person...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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