man in stress

Shift work tied to poor mental health

  Researchers examined data from seven previously published studies of work schedules and mental health involving a total of 28,438 participants. Overall, shift workers were 28% more likely to experience mental health problems than people with consistent weekday work schedules. “We know that shift-work alters the circadian rhythm, that is our normal sleep-wake cycle which […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
pregnant woman

Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies

New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced foetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy. Shift work interferes with normal patterns of sleep activity, eating times and exposure to light. Shift workers are at increased […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

Working the night shift can increase your risk of having type 2 diabetes

Shift workers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes regardless of their genetic risk, according to new research. Shift work has long been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, with weight gain and poor sleep quality among the outcomes of shift work which can encourage unhealthy habits such as eating at […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
insomnia-sleep-loss

Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growth

The study was done by Yool Lee, Amita Sehgal, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. The results provide mechanistic support for ‘chronotherapy,’ the delivery of cancer drugs timed to the endogenous circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms regulate many aspects of physiology from the organismic to the subcellular levels. Disruption of circadian rhythms, whether through jet […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
- Doing Night shifts? You are putting good health to sleep

Doing night shifts? You are putting good health to sleep

The number of employees heading for night shifts in BPOs and call centres are increasing; as attractive salaries draw youngsters to jobs where they have to work night shifts. This could pose a danger not only to the employees working in BOP or call centre, but other professions also which require people to work during night, […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :