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2014-08-18 23:06:26

The MyShiftster free mobile app lets shift workers quickly and easily keep track of their shifts, trade shifts, pick up extra work, arrange vacation time, and much more . . . St Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today, Newmetrics announces pre-release availability of the MyShiftster shift schedule management mobile application to give industry analysts an exclusive opportunity to evaluate the app before general availability. Journalists and interested investors are encouraged to...

2014-05-06 23:09:24

Resource Center Offers Disorder Facts, Symptoms and Treatment Options Arlington, VA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today, http://www.sleepfoundation.org/shift-work, to help individuals suffering from Shift Work Disorder, a sleeping disorder that affects individuals whose jobs require work that falls outside of the traditional 9-5 day. The website is an educational and informational resource center, with content focused on both symptoms and...

2013-07-09 17:31:30

Shift work, which encourages sleep deprivation and patterns of activity outside the circadian rhythm, has been associated with a greater risk of ill health and loss of well-being in some (but not all) studies. However, little is known about the effects of shift work on reproductive health and fertility. Now, a study reported today at the annual meeting of ESHRE, by Dr Linden Stocker from the University of Southampton, UK, indicates that working shift patterns is associated with an...

2013-07-02 11:03:15

Risk not just confined to nurses, as previous research has indicated Shift work has been suggested as a risk factor for breast cancer, but there has been some doubt about the strength of the findings, largely because of issues around the assessment of exposure and the failure to capture the diversity of shift work patterns. Several previous studies have also been confined to nurses rather than the general population. In this study, the researchers assessed whether night shifts were...

Shift Work May Affect Sleep Patterns In Offshore Workers
2013-05-31 13:47:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Working long and late shifts on an offshore oil rig can affect your circadian rhythm, creating sleep troubles, says a new study from the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway. While this seems like commonly understood logic, researcher Siri Waage with the UiB´s Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care says that the long hours and late nights don´t have the same effect on oil workers on dry land. She studied...

2012-07-27 12:30:21

Screening programs could help identify and treat risk factors, say authors Shift work is associated with an increased risk of major vascular problems, such as heart attacks and strokes, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. This is the largest analysis of shift work and vascular risk to date and has implications for public policy and occupational medicine, say the authors. Shift work has long been known to disrupt the body clock (circadian rhythm) and is associated with an...

Night Shift Workers At Increased Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke
2012-07-27 08:04:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People who regularly do shift work are slightly more at risk of having a heart attack or stroke than their day-only working counterparts, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. According to researchers from Norway and Canada, heart attack and stroke can be added to the list of previously known risks of shift work, risks that include high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. The researchers defined shift...

Sleep Needed By Police Officers For Performance And Health Issues
2012-07-18 18:04:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Forget bad guys and guns: Being a police officer can be hazardous to your health in so many different ways. Researchers at the University of Iowa have found that police officers who slept for fewer than six hours per night are more susceptible to chronic fatigue and health problems, such as being overweight and contracting heart disease and diabetes. The study found that officers working the evening or night shifts were 14 times...

2012-07-17 23:01:21

Special light bulbs and eyeglasses that remove the blue rays that cause the problem have been developed at John Carroll University. They are available from Photonic Developments LLC a spin-off company at http://www.LowBlueLights.com. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 The American Medical Association (AMA) at their annual meeting in Chicago last month warned that using light at night is bad for health (1). The damage is related to the disruption of the circadian (daily) rhythm and...

2012-05-24 19:10:36

Women trying to have babies also need to think about circadian clock A new Northwestern University study shows that the biological clock is not the only clock women trying to conceive should consider. The circadian clock needs attention, too. Epidemiological studies have shown female shift workers, such as nurses, and female flight attendants who work on long-distance east-west routes (i.e., those with constant jet lag) have fertility and menstrual issues. They are habitually out of...


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