Workaholics May Encounter Higher Stroke Risk: Study: WEDNESDAY.

‘With [some] companies now promoting wellness applications, this will change hopefully.’ Dr. Stephan Mayer directs neurocritical treatment at Mount Sinai Wellness System in New York City. He said that he was ‘surprised’ by the magnitude of the effect seen in the study. ‘The risk is nearly as bad as smoking, which increases the risk of stroke by about 50 %,’ he said. ‘Although we don’t know for sure, to my mind the most plausible explanation is chronic triggering of the stress response that is included with working extended hours, pressure to perform, and not plenty of time for family, family members and peaceful rest. ‘ Mayer believes the findings are ‘further evidence that we as individuals need to be mindful of and take responsibility for work-life stability.’..The translational neuroimaging in this scholarly study increases the understanding of established neural networks in children with ASD, and this knowledge shall help develop future targeted behavioral interventions. The Lindamood-Bell reading intervention found in the study teaches children to create concept images when they read and hear language. Such nonverbal sensory input can help develop the imagery-language connection in the mind, and it boosts oral and reading comprehension, establishes vocabulary, and evolves higher-order thinking abilities.