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Tuesday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Here’s a look at Tuesday’s business headlines.

Work mental health

With the pandemic forcing a new era in workplace safety, the National Safety County urges employers to take a broader approach to addressing the workplace impairment, which can include mental distress.

The NSC urges that employer policies and procedures outline “workplace impairment” as anything that could impede one’s ability to function normally or safely as a result of a number of factors – from chemical substances, such as alcohol, opioids or cannabis, to physical factors like fatigue, as well as experiencing mental distress and social factors such as stress.

NSC found 93% of employers agreed with a broader description – one that extends beyond substances to include health and wellbeing.

Novo Norodisk

Help for obesity may come in a shot.

A new study with Novo Norodisk’s diabetes treatment led to notable weight loss for the average participant.

In a 68-week trial, 86% of people who took Semaglutide lost at least 5% of their body weight.

In addition to weight loss, it also improved cardiovascular risk factors as well as physical functioning scores and quality of life.

Maker Novo Norodisk has submitted it as a weight-management treatment for regulatory approval to the FDA.

Instagram

Facebook-owned Instagram says it’ll start disabling accounts of people who repeatedly send hateful messages.

First-time offenders won’t be able to send messages for an undefined period of time, but if they send hateful messages again, their account will be disabled.

This doesn’t just involve posting but also direct messages that you send to people.

Google Facebook

Google and Facebook reportedly are “very close” to first deals ever to pay for news content.

Australia is poised to adopt legislation that would force digital companies to pay for news content, something that would create a global precedent and according, to Facebook and Google, wreck the way the internet works.

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