Workplace violence and other health news

Workplace violence cited in Yale case

According to reports, workplace violence has been cited in the murder of Yale University student Annie Le. Unfortunately, there were no signs that the lab technician arrested for the murder and worked with Le, Raymond Clark III, showed any visible signs that he could be murderous. New Haven Police Chief James Lewis told reporters, the crime is an “issue” of workplace violence – something “which is becoming a growing concern around the country.” Read more

Persistent pain accelerates aging

Middle age adults with persistent pain experience disability comparable to 80 to 89 year olds who do not experience pain, according to new study results. The research is the first to examine the effects of persistent pain and age related disability. Read more

Tamiflu May Help Shorten The Duration of H1N1 Flu

H1N1 swine flu vaccine will not be available until next month. In the meantime, swine flu, combined with an early start on seasonal flu, have many wondering how to check swine flu symptoms. If pandemic flu is treated early, antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu might help shorten the duration of either H1N1 or seasonal flu, and can be used preventively. Read more