The number of older employees in shift work has doubled over the past decade. But studies show shift work can be more demanding than a job with regular hours, and shift workers are more prone to illness, sleep disorders and being overweight.
In a new move designed to improve the work and life balance for Japan's employees, the government has announced it will impose an annual cap on overtime hours. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
A German study finds that women, in particular women over 30, are woefully underrepresented on German TV and film screens. When they do appear, they're often cast in stereotypical roles.
Nearly two-thirds of German youths aged 13 and under read books several times a week, according to a new study. Magazines are still very popular among the age group. Only one-third turns to YouTube for entertainment.
Ruth Pfau, a German doctor renowned in Pakistan for treating leprosy and tuberculosis patients over half a century has died aged 87. Pfau's Karachi-based center now has 157 outposts across Pakistan.
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