Health Highlights: Feb. 24, 201402/24/14
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
More Than 1 in 4 U.S. Employees Work When Sick: Survey
More than one-quarter of Americans go to work when they're sick,
a new survey says.
It found that nearly 20 percent of Americans always go to work
when they're sick and 17 percent stay home only if a doctor tells
them to. Men are more likely than women to go to work when they're
Los Angeles Timesreported.
Surprisingly, more than two-thirds of the respondents in the NSF
International survey regard fellow employees who come to work sick
as "hard workers," while only 16 percent said they're showing
disregard for the health of their co-workers.
The main reason that many Americans go their jobs even if
they're feeling ill is because of workload, the
"Many have deadlines or are afraid they will have too much work to make up if they take a sick day," NSF said in a statement.
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