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Unemployment: A health risk

Unemployment: A health risk

Unemployment rate in Europe (UE) and United St...

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[Click on image to enlarge, graph caption – Unemployment rate: Europe and the United States : 1993-2009]

From the February 4, 2011 Eureka news alert

Compared to people in employment, men and women who are unemployed suffer more often and longer from both physical and emotional complaints. Why the un-employed should have health problems more often is discussed by Lars E. Kroll and his coauthor in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 4: 47-52), along with a report on the findings of the GEDA study. [It is in English]

The GEDA study (Gesundheit in Deutschland Aktuell, or Current Health in Germany) was carried out in 2008-2009 by the Robert Koch Institute. The results showed that unemployed people between the ages of 30 and 59 years are especially often affected by physical, emotional, and functional impairments such as sleep disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance addictions. As a result, the unemployed make more use of the health care system.

The health consequences of unemployment result from loss of income, loss of so-cial contacts in the workplace, or loss of social reputation. Unemployed men and women who are supported by their partners, family members, or friends are less frequently affected by these complaints.

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http://www.aerzteblatt.de/v4/archiv/pdf.asp?id=80529

February 6, 2011 Posted by | Consumer Health, Medical and Health Research News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Fall 2010 Issue of NIH MedlinePlus is now Online

“The latest issue of the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now available online. In every issue you’ll find information you can use to keep you and your family healthy, including links to MedlinePlus, NLM’s award-winning consumer health web site”

Contents include

**Feature – Fighting Gum Disease (with information on  how to take care of your teeth, risk factors, treatment and research)

**Feature: Phobias and Anxiety Disorders (with fast facts and links to informative Web sites)

**Feature: Alzheimer’s Disease

**Feature: Coronary Heart Disease

 

October 14, 2010 Posted by | Consumer Health, Health News Items | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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