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Job insecurity


Feeling insecure about your job may be a stronger indicator of poor health than smoking or high blood pressure, according to a study in the journal Social Science and Medicine.

Researchers looked at surveys of nearly two-thousand adults collected over a ten-year period.

At any given time 18 percent of participants felt insecure about their jobs -- which experts say increases stress levels.

The most recent data were collected in 2005 -- but experts say the results likely apply to people working today.

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