Even minor sleep problems raise women's blood pressure

On June 27, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study finds that even relatively minor sleep disturbances can increase the risk of high blood pressure in women. This increase was measured even in women who slept for the recommended duration. Even mild sleep disturbance may increase hypertension risk in women. For some time, we have known that…

Staying up all night harms women's working memory

On February 3, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Most of us have experienced the “brain fog” that comes after a bad night’s sleep. A new study, however, reveals that when it comes to the effect of sleep deprivation on working memory, women fare worse than men. The working memory of women, but not men, is negatively impacted by…

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…

Heavy lifting, shift work may negatively impact women's fertility

On February 8, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Women who have physically demanding jobs may experience decreased fertility, finds new research by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Working schedules that fall outside normal daytime office hours may also lower a woman’s ability to conceive. Regularly lifting heavy loads at work may have an adverse affect…