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- Study: New fathers struggle with depression, need interventions, too April 18, 2014Women aren’t the only ones at risk for depression and in need of screening services when a new baby comes into their lives. Young fathers face significant mental health challenges as well, according to a new study.
- Thou shall not steal: Houston’s wage theft ordinance in action April 17, 2014Workers in Houston test the City's new anti-wage theft ordinance, making a complaint against companies contracted by the City of Houston.
- Pulitzer Prizes and public health April 16, 2014The list of Pulitzer Prize winners released earlier this week includes several journalists who addressed public-health issues, from black lung to food stamps.
- Don’t be fooled by the safety talk April 15, 2014Two recent incidents reminded me of what a worker said about "safety talks."
- Worth reading: Veterans’ health, Medicare data, and public-health challenges in West Virginia April 14, 2014The Washington Post provides in-depth coverage on issues facing veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan; an unprecedented release of Medicare data gives reporters a lot to work with; and journalists consider how West Virginia's reliance on a few industries has influenced the state's response to contaminated water and drug addiction.
- Researchers find the diseases with the greatest global burden aren’t the most researched April 11, 2014Unfortunately, it’s not too terribly surprising that diseases of the developing world don’t attract as much research attention as diseases common in wealthier countries. However, a new study not only underscores that trend, it actually found zero relationship between global disease burden and health research.
- CDC agency chastises USDA for mischaracterizing a report on poultry workers April 10, 2014NIOSH is one of those federal agencies that prefers to lie quietly in the background. But when USDA misconstrued a NIOSH report on poultry worker injuries, the agency took notice and created some waves.
- One in eight global deaths due to air pollution, WHO reports April 9, 2014The World Health Organization has released a new estimate of the number of premature deaths linked to air pollution: In 2012, approximately seven million deaths -- one in eight of those occurring worldwide -- resulted from exposure to air pollution. The vast majority of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, with much of the burden fallin […]
- Pictures say a thousand words: OSHA Silica Hearings week #3 April 8, 2014OSHA's public hearing on its proposed regulation on respirable crystalline silica concluded last week. Some of the final witnesses included the American Petroleum Institute and the Laborers' Health and Safety Fund.
- Occupational Health News Roundup April 7, 2014President Obama highlights the ways inadequate paid-leave and wage policies affect women workers; a California bill would hold companies liable for violations by the temporary labor firms they contract with; and OSHA proposes $2.3 million in fines against a company that exposed workers to asbestos and lead hazards.
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