Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

On January 9, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Night shift work has long been linked to poor health. Now, a new study suggests that for women, such working patterns could increase the risk of cancer. Female night shift workers may be at greater cancer risk, researchers warn. Researchers found that women who engaged in long-term night shifts were…

Life hacks: How to cope with night shifts

On October 30, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Night shifts can prove challenging for the body and mind, but there are steps that you can take to help you cope better. What do doctors, nurses, firefighters, truck drivers, and air traffic controllers all have in common? Many of them work night shifts. Whether you are an early riser or…

How night shifts can increase cancer risk

On August 2, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Working night shifts disrupts the body’s circadian rhythm, which a number of studies have found may raise the risk of cancer development. Now, researchers have shed light on the mechanisms behind this association. Researchers have shed light on how shift work may increase cancer risk. Scientists from the…

New research helps to explain how temperature shifts the circadian clock

On December 3, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

For many living things, a roughly 24-hour internal clock governs the rhythms of life — everything from sleep in animals, to leaf opening in plants and reproduction in bread mold. Scientists have come to understand much about this internal time-keeping system, but one important aspect, its complex response to temperature,…