Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychological distress increased with night, rotating shift work

Uncertainty in work schedules is associated with serious psychological distress among workers aged 18 to 64 years, according to an April data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National ...

Sleep disorders

Reducing fatigue and errors among nurses working night shifts

Nurses exposed to 40 minutes of bright light before their night shifts feel less fatigued and make fewer errors at work, according to a study led by McGill University. The nurses also slept better after their shifts.

Health

How to get the most out of napping

While closing your eyes for a few minutes during your busy day may seem like a good idea, it's important to consider the effects napping may bring.

Health

Shift workers found to have a higher risk of severe COVID-19

Working night shifts is associated with several negative health outcomes, including an increased risk of infections. Now an international group of researchers has investigated how shift work and working face-to-face with ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Protecting the mental state of health care workers

Nurses help millions of people address their physical and mental health. But who makes sure the nurses' health is taken care of? Dr. Farzan Sasangohar, associate professor in the Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial ...

Medications

Can you get addicted to melatonin?

Can you be addicted to chocolate? What about Pilates or checking your email? Although many of us use the word "addiction" fairly casually, from a medical perspective it requires meeting very specific criteria, and melatonin ...

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