How sleep and mood impact working memory

On May 14, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Two new studies assess how working memory — the memory we use on a day-to-day basis in decision-making processes — is affected by age, mood, and sleep quality and whether these factors impact memory together or on their own. Two new studies investigate how sleep quality, mood, and age affect…

Working long hours increases depression risk in women

On March 5, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Women who clock 55 working hours or more every week might have a higher risk of depression. Also, working weekends can increase depression risk for both men and women. Working longer hours may impact mental health, especially for women. A new study that now appears in the Journal of Epidemiology…

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…

Working at night may interfere with DNA repair

On June 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Night shifts may damage our health by not allowing our body to repair its DNA, new research suggests. Night shift work has been associated with a variety of adverse health effects. New research adds to these, suggesting that the body’s ability to repair DNA damage may be inhibited by night…

Working nights is bad for the heart

On April 27, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Working at night is unhealthy for the heart and increases the risk of sustaining coronary heart disease, meaning a disease of the coronary arteries. This is the result of a current, and one of the largest American cooperation studies under the management of Eva Schernhammer of the epidemiology division…