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Your Health: Yep, work email at home = stress

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  • A Gallup poll found those workers who check their work email outside of normal working hours were more stressed than those who didn't.

      A Gallup poll found those workers who check their work email outside of normal working hours were more stressed than those who didn't.

 

Do you check your work email at home?

Using your phones and tablet to access your work email outside office hours can dramatically increase your stress levels, researchers have warned, the Daily Mail reports.

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The Gallup poll found nearly half of workers who "frequently email for work outside of normal working hours report experiencing stress a lot of the day yesterday," compared with the 36 percent experiencing stress who never email for work.

Gallup interviewed 4,475 working U.S. adults for the study.

It found time spent working remotely outside of working hours has similar problems, with 47 percent of those who report working remotely at least seven hours per week having a lot of stress the previous day compared with 37 percent experiencing stress who reported no remote work time.

However, those who worked remotely also rated the quality of their lives as being better than those stuck in an office.

Diabetes rates skyrocket in kids

The prevalence of diabetes in children shot up dramatically between 2000 and 2009, a new study shows, according to USA TODAY.

The amount of Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease, climbed 21 percent from 2000 to 2009, to 1.93 per 1,000 children. The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes -- which is associated with obesity -- jumped more than 30 percent in the same period, to a rate of 0.46 per 1,000 kids, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies' recent meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

Nationwide, nearly 167,000 children and teens younger than 20 have Type 1 diabetes, while more than 20,000 have type 2.

American spending on fast food

The average American spends more than $1,200 on fast food every year, research has shown, the Daily Mail reports.

A study carried out among 1,000 adults found typically they will eat fast food twice a week -- shelling out around $12.50 per meal -- with burgers, pizza and fried chicken the most common meals.

The detailed study also found about seven out of 10 Americans opt for fast-food up to three times a week.

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