3 Oct 2014

Work stress can cause first-time adult asthma

From Nine To Noon, 9:23 am on 3 October 2014

Dr Jeroen Douwes is a Massey University professor of public health, and Director of Massey's Centre for Public Health Research. In new research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, which surveyed 7,000 workers, Dr Douwes and his colleagues found that people scared of losing their jobs are 60 percent more likely to develop asthma for the first time as a result of their stress.