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  • This Japanese company is giving employees who don't smoke 6 extra vacation days

    November 2, 2017 12:45 PM 3834

    Those quick smoke breaks some employees take for a few minutes at a time throughout the day add up, giving them extra time outside of the office than nonsmoking employees. One company in Japan, where smoking is deeply ingrained into culture, decided to do something about it. After a non-smoking employee submitted a complaint about how smoke breaks were affecting

  • Company gives non-smokers additional days off to counter smoke breaks

    November 2, 2017 9:59 AM 3707

    A Japanese company is giving non-smokers one major break to make up for several smaller ones afforded their smoking employees. According to, the Tokyo-based marketing firm Piala Inc. is granting non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid holiday per year after those employees complained they worked more than staff who took frequent

  • Japanese company added six days of vacation as compensation for not smoking

    November 2, 2017 9:15 AM 4445

    When a non-smoking employee from a Japanese firm called out how cigarettes breaks are causing problems at work, the management decided to use a creative approach to solve it. Instead of giving out penalties for the smokers or implementing a strict rule against it, they opted to compensate its non-smoking employees with an extra six days of vacation every

  • Black Death Plague: Where is the Black Death now? Will it spread to the West?

    November 1, 2017 7:50 PM 2598

    Where is the Black Death plague now? The deadly disease is currently contained on the African island of Madagascar, though the World Heath Organisation (WHO) has warned it could soon spread to other nations. The WHO has released a list of nine at-risk nations, highlighting where the plague is likely to invade next. The countries include South Africa

  • Breast cancer expert on awareness drive

    November 1, 2017 4:15 PM 194

    Early detection programmes will help reduce breast cancer mortality rate Breast cancer oncologist in the United States Jame Abraham has said that the intensive breast cancer awareness initiative of the Malabar Cancer Care Society (MCCS), a Kannur-based voluntary organisation engaged in cancer awareness and early detection programmes, will help reduce

  • Delaying umbilical cord clamping may save preemies' lives

    November 1, 2017 8:33 AM 216

    Globally, about 15 million babies are born before 37 weeks gestation annually and one million die. The findings showed that waiting 60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after birth instead of clamping it immediately reduced hospital mortality by a third and is safe for mothers and pre-term infants. Further, delayed clamping also reduced subsequent

  • Movember: What would you miss about the men in your lives if they were gone?

    November 1, 2017 2:08 AM 199

    AUSTRALIANS are being asked to take a moment and think about what they would miss about the men in their lives if they were gone, as part of a campaign to stop men dying too soon. A national survey of 4000 Australians, released to mark the start of 'Movember,' shows it would be the "little things" that people would mourn the most if a man close to them died. These

  • Team UP TN raises cancer awareness

    October 31, 2017 8:20 PM 197

    Partners for Healing, UT Extension and Coffee County Health Department and the Tullahoma Housing Authority have partnered to raise awareness about the importance of preventive care for breast cancer. The organizations held the Power of Pink event Monday at Cedar Lane church of Christ. Representatives of the organizations were on hand to answer questions

  • Cancer Patients Should Not Have to Choose Between Treatment and Work

    October 31, 2017 3:21 PM 180

    In the three years since being diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, I’ve lost track of all the tests and treatments I’ve undergone. Lately, besides the six-month scans to make sure I remain in remission, I also deal with the spot checks — a cyst here, an ache there — that require additional follow-up. Today’s scan was one of those extras. My doctor

  • What You Can Do To Spread Breast Cancer Awareness Beyond The Confines Of Your Community

    October 31, 2017 3:17 PM 203

    As someone who has survived twice now, raising awareness about breast cancer is a daily task. Having chosen to take a positive and creative approach to deal with my breast cancer trauma, I try to encourage others in situations similar to mine to do the same. I aim to empower young women to be brave and confident by gaining back a measure of control of their