A year-old woman in Japan who put in more than hours of overtime in a month died of congestive heart failure after working too much, her employer announced this week. She had punched in about hours of overtime in the month before her death, NHK said. High levels of stress can make the heart work harder than it normally does—which, under very rare circumstances, experts say, could potentially lead to death. Stress affects everyone differently.
Unfinished Homework Leads 3 Chinese Schoolgirls to Suicide
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The young student with no history of mental problems had a telling off from her teacher and mum for not finishing her work before she took her own life. A schoolgirl has killed herself after she was chastised for unfinished homework. Yu Liao, 11, jumped from the seventh storey balcony of her home in eastern China's Zhejiang Province after her parents gave her a massive row over homework that she had not finished. Arriving in school one Monday having not completed her homework over the weekend, Yu Liao had a strict telling-off from her teacher, who summoned the girl's mother to discuss her academic performance. Yu Liao's mum Yu Shen, 39, was so humiliated by her daughter's behaviour that she yelled at her in the school office , according to reports, and was then given permission to take the girl home to finish her homework. The shocked mum told local media, "I was really upset that my daughter who is usually very obedient did not do her homework as the teacher had instructed. I scolded her on the way home to make sure she didn't repeat the same mistake again.
Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework
A Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society. More than two hours of homework a night may be counterproductive, according to the study. Education scholar Denise Pope has found that too much homework has negative effects on student well-being and behavioral engagement. Image credit: L. A Stanford researcher found that too much homework can negatively affect kids, especially their lives away from school, where family, friends and activities matter.
Millions of Americans have asthma, one of the most common chronic conditions in children, that causes airways to swell and narrow, making it harder to breathe. Up-and-coming Broadway star Laurel Griggs died last Tuesday after she had a "massive asthma attack," her grandfather, David Rivlin, said on Facebook Saturday. She was Asthma attacks or exacerbation are an acute episode of airways becoming swollen and inflamed.