Occupational Health

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Healthy Worker Survivor Effect in a Prospective Cohort Study of CottonTextile Workers

<p>Endotoxin in cotton dust is associated with lung function decline in cotton textile workers. However, evaluating the effect of endotoxin on lung function using traditional methods maybe biased because of the healthy worker survivor effect (HWSE), where workers with worse health conditions are more likely to reduce their workplace exposure. In this study, we use pathway analysis to evaluate the roles of respiratory symptoms (i.e. byssinosis) in cotton textile workers’ lung function decline.</p>
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Extreme heat and work injuries in Kuwait's hot summers

Hot, desert Gulf countries are host to millions of migrant workers doing outdoor jobs such as construction and hospitality. The Gulf countries apply a summertime ban on midday work to protect workers from extreme heat, although without clear evidence of effectiveness. We assessed the risk of occupational injuries associated with extreme hot temperatures during the summertime ban on midday work in Kuwait.
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Influence of Neighborhood Social and Natural Environment on Prostate Tumor Histology in a Cohort of Male Health Professionals

Adverse neighborhood social and natural (green space) environments may contribute to the etiology of prostate cancer (CaP), but mechanisms are unclear. We examined associations between neighborhood environment and prostate intratumoral inflammation in 967 men diagnosed with CaP with available tissue samples from 1986–2009 in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.
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Study explores whether valuing well-being leads to achieving well-being

Researchers from SHINE and the Human Flourishing Program have published a new paper in Sustainability exploring whether the importance assigned to well-being domains may be associated with actual self-reported well-being in these same domains.
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Psychological caring climate at work, mental health, well-being, and work-related outcomes: Evidence from a longitudinal study and health insurance data

Psychological climate for caring (PCC) is a psychosocial factor associated with individual work outcomes and employee well-being. Evidence on the impacts of various psychological climates at work is based mostly on self-reported health measures and cross-sectional data. We provide longitudinal evidence on the associations of PCC with subsequent diagnosed depression and anxiety, subjective well-being, and self-reported work outcomes.
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