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Naked man Tased to death? - CNN (video)

A 31-year-old man dies in police custody after being Tased four times. HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell reports.

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2 postal workers dead in shooting - CNN (video)

Police say two female postal workers have been shot and killed in a Tennessee post office shooting.

One possible hidden cause in some cases for people going "berserk" or becoming enraged is psychological harassment or criminal psychological harassment.

- Provocation can quickly lead to anger or the fight-or-flight syndrome.
- Humiliation can lead to rage. (rage shootings)

Read more: 2 postal workers dead in shooting - CNN (video)

Attacks on the homeless in Florida - CNN (video)

In Session's Vinnie Politan reports on a vicious teen trend in Florida.

Mobbing in Modern Society

Homelessness and cancer are 2 methods of getting rid of someone in an invisible fashion by organized crime and linked to suffering or setting an example.

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A 22-year-old beauty queen has been arrested after going "berserk" - CNN (video)

A 22-year-old Kentucky beauty queen has been arrested, accused of stabbing a gas station attendant and biting a woman.

- In the video substance abuse, alcohol is said to be the cause.

Substance abuse can lead to violence but another possible hidden cause in some cases for people going "berserk" or becoming enraged is psychological harassment or criminal psychological harassment.

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What happened at Fort Hood? - CNN (video)

Many people were killed in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood. CNN's Ed Lavendera reports.

http://cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2009/11/06/lavendera.ft.hood.shootings.cnn.html

 

 

Having a ball on your desk 'chair' - CNN (video)

"Ask the Doc" investigates how many calories are being burned using an exercise ball in place of a chair.

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Company pays workers to get fit - CNN (video)

KFOR takes a look at what two Oklahoma companies are doing to get their workers to lose weight.

- overall wellness knowledge will bring long term results at a cost saving perspective and also better health for the employees.
- seeing changes in employee health, you have to create the environment for the employee to be healthy.

Read more: Company pays workers to get fit - CNN (video)

Harry Smith spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ashton about how easy it can be to exercise during long workdays - CBSNEWS (video)

- sitting on a ball is called active sitting and works the core muscles.
- sitting on a ball "demands good posture".

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Doctors of Charity Hospital reflect on the struggles they faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - CNN (video)

The doctors of Charity Hospital reflect on the struggles they faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The struggles or nightmare that hosptial staff and patients faced after Hurricane Katrina.

- A song "we are all a part of God's body".

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One out of three doctors didn't report colleagues they believed were "impaired or incompetent" to authorities - Reuters (article link)

- 36% didn't completely agree that it was their responsibility to report these colleagues in every case.
- 17% of doctors said they had known of a colleague who was impaired or incompetent in the last three years, but 1/3 of those did nothing about it.
- The American Medical Association (AMA) has a policy stating that doctors are ethically bound to report colleagues they believe are unfit to practice.

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Q&A: What is Metabolic Syndrome - (news flash)

Metabolic syndrome refers to a collection of risk factors for diabetes, heart disease and stroke -- including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, low levels of "good" HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides. -- The syndrome is typically diagnosed when a person has 3 or more of those conditions -- found that it can double the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Certain lines of work like the transportation industry are linked to increased risk of metabolic syndrome - Reuters (article link)

- For the transportation industry the work itself remained linked to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome.
- The finding is in line with past studies, higher rates of heart disease and stroke among transportation workers.
- Factors such as irregular work schedules, poorer sleep habits, job stress -- might explain the link between transportation work and metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome overall U.S. risk 22%; Writers, artists, entertainers, scientists, engineers 8-9%; doctors, health professionals 12%; Transportation industry, construction 25%; Farm industry, food service 30%.

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A pharmaceutical corporation fined $250 million in sex bias case - MSNBC (video)

A New York Federal Jury hit the drug company Novartis with a multi-million dollar damage verdict Wednesday in the largest gender discrimination suit of its kind.

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Facebook; Employers go online to check up on employee prospects featuring Obama warning to think before you post - MSNBC (video)

Being savvy about the practical uses, and pitfalls, of social media is becoming increasingly important as employers go online to check up on what their workers and prospective hires are up to. Career expert Nicole Williams explains why more and more people are taking a "less is more" approach to their online lives.

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Checklist helps surgical teams avoid mistakes and cuts deaths by more than half during urgent surgery - Reuters (article link)

- The number of surgical complications fell by more than a 1/3.
- Washing your hands -- saved Michigan State more than $100 million and 1500 lives over 1.5 year.
- 8 different hospitals tested around the world -- urgent surgery -- deaths dropped by almost 2/3.
- Study introduced by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008 -- Safe Surgery Saves Lives program.

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Caffeine might help some shift workers make fewer errors - CBC (article link)

- Sleepiness is thought to increase the risk of traffic collisions, injuries on the job and medical errors.
- "It seems reasonable to assume that reduced errors are associated with fewer injuries, although we cannot quantify such a reduction,"
- The trials suggested caffeine improved memory, orientation and attention.

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Fire officials are looking to protect their front-line workers against toxic materials or toxic blazes - CBC (article link)

Emergency workers from the city are meeting this week with firefighters from around the world as part of the Ottawa Fire Symposium at Carleton University.

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Workplace rants on social media like Facebook are headache for companies - CNN (article link)

- Compliance firms say more companies complain about work rants on social media.
- Posting work gripes on Facebook could be grounds for firing, employment attorneys say.
- One woman who was the subject of his offensive comments believed she had been sexually harassed at work.

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The Province of Ontario Canada wants to make workplace bullying against the law in June – CNN (video)

- Identifying certain types of behavior that are unacceptable and contrary to a statute.
- Part of a trend and a big shift in what is considered acceptable workplace behavior.

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One in nine Canadians has been or come close to being homeless, a study released by the Salvation Army suggests. - CBC News (article link)

Overall, "homelessness is either a real or near threat" for millions of Canadians and getting worse, the report, titled "Poverty shouldn't be a life sentence," concluded.
- Levels were highest in Manitoba and Saskatchewan,
- Levels were lowest in Newfoundland and Quebec,

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