People in high-stress jobs have a greater chance of suffering from depression or anxiety by the time they reach middle age, a study has found.
A 60-year analysis of nearly 7,000 British adults found those with highly demanding careers, low job control and a high level of strain at work are at higher risk of mental illness.
The data looked at whether people's job strain at age 45 affected their risk of developing a common mental disorder – such as depression or anxiety – by age 50.
When compared with a control group, those with high job demands were 70
People whose job was classed as 'high strain' faced more than double the risk of developing mental illness in their middle age.
The researchers suggest that it is important for employers to try to improve working environments to reduce rates of mental illness..
One evening in March 2013, Stephen Kilonzo aged nine, drove the family’s livestock to the grazing fields where he joined his mates at Mwasuma village, Mwingi East sub-county.
While at it, he dashed to look for a goat that had strayed from the herd but as he tussled with it in the thicket, a puff udder resting under a tree struck him on the leg. His friends responded to his distress call and rushed to inform his parents about the incident.
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The Class Three pupil at Kiisu Primary School was rushed to then Mwingi District Hospital where parents claimed they were turned away by a watchman since there were no doctors on duty. Desperate, they rushed the boy to a local clinic but there was no anti-venom. .