Insufficient sleep cycle – especially for shift workers – may increase heart disease risk

The body’s involuntary processes may malfunction in shift workers and other chronically sleep-deprived people, and may lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension Insufficient sleep and circadian rhythm (approximately 24-hour) disturbances both have been associated…

Stroke severity worse for shift workers

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New research provides further evidence of the harms of shift work, after finding it may increase stroke severity by interfering with the body’s internal clock, with men faring worst. Researchers found stroke severity may be worse for shift workers, especially men. Study co-author David Earnest, Ph.D., of the…

Shift workers perform worse on cognitive test

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A study of middle-aged and older men and women found that compared with non-shift workers, shift workers performed less well on a test that doctors use to screen for cognitive impairment. However, people who had not been shift-working for at least 5 years completed the test just as well…

Heart disease risk higher among shift workers

On April 26, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Female registered nurses who work a rotating night shift for 5 years or more have a slightly higher risk of heart disease, according to a new study published in JAMA. Nurses who work regular night shifts long term may be prone to heart disease. Shift work can disrupt…