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September 11, 2021

Preventing Injuries From Falls & Long Working Hours Can Be Deadly
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Preventing Injuries From Falls
Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death among older adults in the US. Falls can also lead to premature placement in a nursing home. But the chances of falling can be greatly reduced, according to Susan Stark, PhD, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, of Neurology and of Social Work at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis.
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Long Working Hours Can Be Deadly
The old saying "hard work never hurt anyone" may still be true, but working hard for too many hours could be a health hazard, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. Frank Pega, PhD, epidemiologist, health economist, Technical Officer in the Environment, Climate Change and Health Department at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, says long working hours are killing 745,000 people a year worldwide.
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Citizen Scientists Scour the Universe for
Professional astronomers have identified just 30 or so "active asteroids." Colin Orion Chandler, doctoral student and Presidential Fellow at Northern Arizona University's Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, founded a volunteer project, seeking thousands of citizen scientists to help with the search for these rare objects in space.
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