Tag: "absenteeism" at medical news
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
... overweight children are at greater risk of school absenteeism
than their normal-weight peers. The study of more... or BMI, is as significant a factor in determining absenteeism
from school as age, race, socioeconomic status and gender, formerly the four main predictors. The ...
Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements
...thin the following year. Medical expenses and work absenteeism
due to back pain disability are estimated at $20 billion to $40 billion per year in the United States, according to the researchers. ...
Employee health program improves blood pressure, diabetes control
...w-up on 2,100 workers, researchers also found that absenteeism
declined significantly at JEA, a municipal utility...afety program. The survey includes questions about absenteeism
(time away from work due to illness) and presenteeism (unproductive time spent at work due to health...
Employers who recognize the impact of migraine may help to improve workplace productivity
...0 migraine sufferers and indirect costs, including absenteeism
(hours absent from work) and presenteeism (hours w...hey experienced a migraine attack, which evaluated absenteeism
and presenteeism. The analysis was limited to respondents from the clinical trials who were employed...
Benefits to employers outweigh enhanced depression-care costs
...ultimately would save employers money, by reducing absenteeism
and employee turnover costs, according to Drs. Phi...ss to society calculation. Savings from reduced absenteeism
and employee turnover and other benefits of the intervention began to exceed the costs of the progra...
Unless we tackle AIDS, many countries will not meet the Millennium Development Goals
...addition, high HIV prevalence is linked to teacher absenteeism
and mortality. Contributes to childhood and maternal mortality Women infected with HIV are more likely to experience birth complications, such as bleeding and sepsis, which are potentially deadly. Undermines efforts to tackle TB and malaria Peo...
Effective treatments for panic disorder not reaching patients
...ling and can lead to increased use of health-care, absenteeism
from work, and reduced workplace productivity. Certain genetic and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, may increase the risk of the disorder but the exact cause is unclear. Anti-depressants and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)* are effective fo...
New approaches needed to promote worker health and well-being
... continues. "And concentration on problems such as absenteeism
and accidental injury is giving way to a broader vision of what a healthier and happier and more productive workforce can achieve in terms of higher performance and productivity." To address the changing terrain of occupational health will require...
Study finds significant reduction in respiratory illnesses in babies breastfed six months vs. four
... on-site child care save money due to decreases in absenteeism
due to child illness, lower employee turnover due to dissatisfaction and lower direct health care costs. While many women need support to continue breastfeeding when returning to work, others need help right from the start. "Most women experience di...
Imaging changes treatment for lower back pain
...isability and a leading contributor to job-related absenteeism
in the United States. Approximately 85 percent of adults suffer from back pain at some time during their lives. Chronic lower back pain is often caused by degenerative changes in the spine and is commonly treated by steroid and anesthetic injections...
UNC nutrition researchers dispute claims that obesity problem is exaggerated
...go at younger ages into nursing homes, have higher absenteeism
rates and are more likely to be disabled," Kim and Popkin wrote. "...It is often the poor, people with lower socioeconomic status and some socially disadvantaged racial/ethnic groups that disproportionately suffer from the obesity epidemic, both adul...
Are pets good for you?
...pport these findings, research has pointed to less absenteeism
from school through sickness among children who live with pets. Explanations for the association between pet ownership and human health include social benefits and emotional support. Indeed, studies have shown that support from pets may mirror some o...
Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers
...t is difficult to precisely link seasonal hospital absenteeism
and high rates of non-vaccination, she notes. "We need to close the very serious gap between knowledge and behavior that exists among health care workers," Perl argues, and it can be done, she says. In 2003, her team, along with occupational health ...
Study findings show improvement in work attendance after consistent treatment of IBS
...with constipation may have a significant impact on absenteeism
from work, as well as improving presenteeism defi...od was associated with a decrease in self-reported absenteeism
in patients with symptoms of abdominal pain/discomfort, bloating and constipation: 27 percent of pat...
Employed caregivers at risk from current Canadian policies
...onsequences of employees and for employers, reduce absenteeism
and turnover, and increase productivity. Walker's project was part of a $2.3 million major international collaborative research initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SHHRC). Led by Dr Fast, the Hidden Costs and In...