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Study: High BPA Levels Identified in Manufacturing Workers

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a common industrial chemical used in plastics and products containing plastics. It's been around for more than a half-decade, with manufacturing companies first using the chemical in the 1960s. Since then, it's popularity has only increased. However, while used in thousands of everyday products, including plastic food containers and sports equipment, [...]

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Michigan OSHA Announces $250,000 in Safety Grants for Employers

The Michigan branch of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has announced more than $250,000 in workplace safety grants for employers in the state with up to 250 employees. Known as the Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health (MIWISH) grant program, it's intended to create a safer environment in which to work.No state has [...]

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New Research Suggests That Daily Aspirin Offers No Health Benefit

Millions of Americans take aspirin on a daily basis, believing that it will thin their blood and subsequently lower their risk of a heart attack. For decades, doctors have advised patients with an increased risk of heart attack to take a baby aspirin each day. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, aspirin is believed to lower [...]

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Are Free Snacks at Work Contributing to Your Weight Gain?

That's what some researchers are saying. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), free snacks offered to employees at their place of their work increases the risk of obesity. For the study, researchers followed more than 5,000 U.S. employees, paying close attention to the foods and beverages they [...]

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OSHA Announces Meeting for Whistleblower Protection in Financial Services Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will host a meeting next month during which it will ask the public for input for feedback regarding whistleblower protection among financial services workers. Scheduled for October 16 at the organization's headquarters in Washington D.C., it's the second meeting of its kind. The two-hour-long meeting will involve discussions [...]

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Study: Chronic Stress Linked to Autoimmune Disorder

Stress affects more than just your mentality; it also affects your physical health. When you are stressed, certain biochemical changes occur in your body. Your hormone levels change, your metabolism changes and more. And according to a new study, chronic, severe stress can lead to autoimmune disorder.The study, published in the Journal of the American [...]

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OSHA to Offer $10 Million Plus in Safety Training Grants

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is planning to give away more than $10 million in safety training grants. The bold new grant program is being offered to nonprofit organizations,employer associations, labor unions and educational institutions. As with previous grants offered by OSHA, the purpose of this "free money" to help the aforementioned organizations [...]

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Study: Nuts and Chickpeas May Protect the Heart From Disease

A new study has found that eating nuts and chickpeas may protect the heart from disease. It's no secret that heart disease is a leading cause of death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 610,000 Americans die from it each year. But there's new evidence suggesting that eating more [...]

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5 Amazing Health Benefits of Swimming

If you're looking to learn a new sport, you should consider swimming. It's one of the oldest and most popular sports in the United States. Each year, millions of men, women and children hit the pool -- or another body of water -- to swim. And while swimming is undoubtedly fun, it's also good for [...]

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New Study Reaffirms the Health Benefits of Dairy

Low-fat milk and dairy products are often recommended over their higher fat counterparts. If you're looking to lose weight and improve your health, for example, you may assume that drinking fat-free (skim) or 2% fat milk is better than drinking full-fat milk. With fat free milk containing no saturated fat and 2% milk containing just [...]

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