Health

July 23, 2021

Iceland Tests Out a 4-Day Work Week and Meets Huge Success

In an increasingly work-focused society, many people are starting to experience the effects of overwork and burnout. Though a heavily work-centered culture has been largely ingrained in many countries around the world, there are some who are starting to pull back and seek out better alternatives for a more balanced and fulfilling life.

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May 24, 2021

Sobering Study Finds That Overworking Killed 745,000 People in a Single Year

Some people see working long hours as a badge of honor—proof of their hard work and dedication to their job. However, working long hours—by choice or necessity—is not a healthy lifestyle. A recent report by the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization was published in the journal Environment International investigateing the extreme health risks of being regularly exposed to long working hours.

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April 5, 2021

High School Senior Creates Color Changing Surgical Sutures That Alert Infection

Students are our future. Every year, the Regeneron Science Talent Search—a partnership between Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Society for Science—announces the finalists for the esteemed award given to high school seniors. Entrants in the prestigious contest must submit original and relevant scientific research in science or mathematics. Among the 2021 finalists who are tackling global problems is Dasia Taylor, a 17-year-old senior at Iowa City West High School in Iowa City, Iowa.

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