Category Archives: Human Behavior: Personal Responsibility

Changing individual health behavior a losing cause: academics

More public health interventions, along the lines of the smoking ban, are needed to tackle Britain’s devastating toll of ‘lifestyle’ diseases, including heart disease and cancer, according to academics. A new paper, by Dr Stanley Blue, lecturer in Social Sciences … Continue reading

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74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if others are unvaccinated

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records every year, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on … Continue reading

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Biggest corporate wellness lawsuit ever

Honeywell is not the first employer to be sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission due to a wellness program, but it is the biggest. The EEOC filed its third suit Monday against the company, in part because employees can … Continue reading

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Labeling alone contributes little to healthier eating decisions unless the item also costs more

The American obesity epidemic is out of control, and health advocates are working hard to ensure that food labels clearly list calorie content and all unhealthy ingredients. But according to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research, labeling … Continue reading

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Demanding, low-control jobs linked to type 2 diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even without classic risk factors for type 2 diabetes, people with high-stress, low-control jobs were over 60 percent more likely to develop the disease than unstressed workers in a new German study. The findings add … Continue reading

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If You’re Fat, Blame Your Mom, Says Controversial PSA

A startling Public Service Announcement from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has a harsh message for moms: if your child is fat, it’s your fault, even if he’s not a child anymore. The video starts with a 32-year-old, 300-lb man, Jim, … Continue reading

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Want to spot the unproductive employees? Listen to the excuses they make.

They moan. They wail. They shuffle around the office looking for free candy. Unproductive employees have an excuse for everything. Here are a few of the phrases they use to explain away the problem. Listen for them, then correct the … Continue reading

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Obese US firefighters report receiving no weight advice from their health provider

HOUSTON – (July 10, 2014) – Obese and overweight firefighters are not receiving weight management advice from their health care providers, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). National guidelines state that … Continue reading

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Pit bulls make up only 6% of the dog population, but they’re responsible for 68% of dog attacks and 52% of dog-related deaths since 1982

It’s horrible that KFC kicked out that 3-year-old girl, but let’s focus on the real problem: pit bulls are bred to be violent The social media universe became furious at KFC this week after an employee asked a three-year old … Continue reading

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Patient punctuality affects clinic schedule: new study in BMJ

(Reuters Health) - Patients arriving on time for outpatient appointments make a big difference in helping a clinic to run smoothly, according to a recent study. When more patients are punctual, clinics are less likely to run over their allotted … Continue reading

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Vaccination opt out is a cop out that literally is making people sick

Newswise — Measles have reached a 20-year high in the United States and the cause lies squarely with those who deliberately refuse to be vaccinated. Eighty-five percent of the unvaccinated U.S. residents who contracted measles cited religious, philosophical or personal … Continue reading

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Why do some young people fail to thrive?

Around the world, more and more young people are failing to find stable jobs and live independently. A new study from IIASA population researchers explains why. The numbers of young people who fail to transition from childhood to independent adulthood … Continue reading

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Caring for animals may correlate with positive traits in young adults

NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. (January 31, 2014)—Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities, according to a paper published online today in Applied Developmental Science. While there is mounting evidence of the … Continue reading

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