For decades now, the modern worker has been urged to slow down, chill out, de-stress. Doctors link long shifts and on-the-job anxiety to high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and stroke. Many believe the consequences can be fatal. In Japan, the government compensates families who lose loved ones to employment-related exhaustion or suicide. The Japanese call this phenomenon karoshi, or death by overwork.
Q: I stopped taking glucosamine in favor of gin-soaked raisins, with terrific results. I’m a former runner with serious but not debilitating knee and hip pain. When I read about gin-soaked raisins, I thought it sounded silly.
The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference.
Nearly 9 million New Yorkers now have health records in a growing database accessible to most of the state's hospitals, health centers, long-term care facilities and nearly one-quarter of physician practices.
When one of Angie Schmehl's identical twins, born at 26 weeks, died after 16 days of life, she didn't expect to be hounded by the state about picking a pediatrician for him and threats to cut off his insurance.
Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said Thursday they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals.
The group behind one of two efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas won additional time to circulate petitions Thursday after falling short of the required signatures to put its proposal on the November ballot.
An unarmed black therapist who was shot in the leg by police last week while protecting his severely autistic client said he had a joyful reunion Thursday with the man, who remains hospitalized because of emotional trauma.
A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin.
The first wave of genetically modified mosquitoes were released Wednesday in the Cayman Islands as part of a new effort to control the insect that spreads Zika and other viruses, officials in the British Island territory said.
Most people think that a bit of summer rain might help alleviate allergies by washing away pollen and mold, but sometimes violent thunderstorms can actually aggravate allergy or asthma symptoms. A doctor discusses a phenomenon known as thunderstorm-related asthma.
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Thunderstorms can trigger asthma and allergies
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Thanks to a "bionic eye," a blind man will see his grandchildren on Father's Day