What We Can Learn From Study Linking Working Longer Hours to Increased Deaths
WHO estimates that 398,000 people died from stroke and 347,000 from heart disease in 2016 as a result of working at least 55 hours a week.
The legal profession is often characterized by its members being overworked and staying late into the night and working weekends to finish a project by deadline. But a new study by the World Health Organization should give attorneys something to think about: The WHO estimates that long work hours led to 745,000 deaths in 2016, a 29% increase since 2000.
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