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Saturday, January 31, 2015

ScienceDaily: Workplace Health News

ScienceDaily: Workplace Health News

Stress shared by same-sex couples can have unique health impacts

Posted: 30 Jan 2015 10:28 AM PST

Minority stress -- which results from being stigmatized and disadvantaged in society -- affects same-sex couples' stress levels and overall health, research indicates. Authors of a new study state that the health effects of minority stress shared by a couple can be understood as distinct from individual stress, a new framework in the field.

Low influenza vaccination rates among nursing home employees put residents at risk, study finds

Posted: 27 Jan 2015 03:41 PM PST

Influenza is associated with as many as 7,300 deaths annually in nursing home residents, but the vaccination rate for nursing home staff is only 54 percent in the United States, according to a study.

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