The links between exposure to work-related psychosocial risk factors and cardiovascular disease

This discussion paper explores the links between psychosocial risk factors and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. This includes the impact work-related stress can have on unhealthy lifestyle habits which can in turn impact cardiovascular health. It also considers the contribution of a favourable work-related psychosocial work environment as a protective factor against cardiovascular disease

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The Patient POV: Exploring cost of living impact (2023)

This survey of over 9000 Australian Adult patients suggests basic healthcare is becoming a luxury to Australians as cost-of-living increases, with potential major population health consequences. The study revealed many people are paying for essential healthcare on credit, while an increasing number are delaying or skipping basic diagnostic testing, prescription medicines, mental health and dental care.

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Relationship between night shift and sleep problems, risk of metabolic abnormalities of nurses: a 2 years follow-up retrospective analysis in the National Nurse Health Study (NNHS) (2023)

This recent Chinese cohort study of 730 nurses examined the relationship between night shift and sleep problems and metabolic abnormalities risk. Higher night shift load was associated with more sleep problems such as shortened sleep duration, sleep disorders, poor sleep quality and sleep deprivation. Night shift load was also associated with chronic diseases risk factors including increased body mass index, body fat, triglycerides and low levels of HDL ('good') cholesterol.

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