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LOS ANGELES, Calif.—According to a study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College, which has locations across the Southland, 77 percent of Americans are stressed by at least one thing at work, including low pay, annoying co-workers or hefty workloads.
"We've seen numerous surveys that confirm workplace stress has increased during the last several years, and this time we wanted to rank from top to bottom some of the root causes,'' according to Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest College. "Most employers are becoming well aware of the need to address rising employee stress, and those who don't address it are likely to suffer lower morale and productivity.''
According to the study, based on a survey of nearly 1,000 adults, 14 percent cited low pay as the most stressful aspect of their job. Other top sources of stress were commuting (11 percent), unreasonable workload (9 percent), fear of being fired or laid off (9 percent), annoying co-workers (8 percent), the boss (5 percent), poor work-life balance (5 percent) and lack of chances for advancement (4 percent).
The survey also found that 21 percent of respondents had no job stress, while married people were generally less stressed that singles.
The survey was conducted in conjunction with April's National Stress Awareness Month.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Southern California, including the Inland Empire, continues to have the nation’s worst air pollution and ranks fourth in short-term particle pollution and annual particle pollution, the American Lung Association said today.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 12th time in 13 days, increasing four-tenths of a cent to $3.67.
The average price is 5 cents more than one week ago but 3.2 cents less than one month ago and 5.8 cents lower than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has increased 8.5 cents over the past 13 days, including three-tenths of a cent on both Monday and Tuesday.
CLAREMONT, Calif.—A team of Brazilian scientists pursuing a study that began at the Keck Graduate Institute discovered a gene regulator that keeps hearts healthy even under intense exercise, providing a medical explanation for why exercise is good for the heart.
“Now, we’re beginning to get to the molecular basis of why exercise is good for you,” said Dr. Ian Phillips, KGI’s Norris Professor of Applied Life Sciences, in whose lab the research on the gene regulator called MicroRNA 29 began.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Thirty years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the first study on the severity of what would become the AIDS epidemic, based on research that focused on five men in Los Angeles who contracted a rare type of pneumonia with no apparent cause.
“The elation of the discovery of a new disease was soon replaced by sadness,” Dr. Michael Gottlieb, who headed the 1981 study, said Friday at a City Hall news conference.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—BET Networks unveiled a new report that challenges the Hollywood mindset that African Americans only support Black movies and outlines the $6.3 billion buying power of this demographic. According to REEL FACTS: A Movie Goer Consumption Study on average, 81% of the movies seen by African Americans do not prominently feature an African American cast, storyline or lead Black star. The study provides an in-depth understanding of African American movie goers and their consumption patterns versus general market movie goers.