Surgery

More operations are scheduled if doctor is well rested

Researchers at Linköping University have investigated how orthopaedic surgeons make decisions regarding surgery, and how the decisions are related to how much of their work shift they have completed. The results show that ...

Health

Long-term night-shift work may up risk for multiple sclerosis

(HealthDay)—A history of 20+ years of rotating night-shift work is associated with an increased risk for definite diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online Aug. 12 in Occupational & Environmental ...

Health

Shift and FIFO workers at high risk of fatigue

Almost all (97 percent) shift workers are unable to adjust their body clocks between day and night shifts and are missing out on quality sleep, it was reported at the Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation's Pilbara Sleep ...

Diabetes

Shift work increases diabetes and heart disease risk

With over 20% of the population in industrial countries engaging shift work—in sectors such as healthcare and transportation—we urgently need to understand its health burden.

Health

Special journal issue highlights shift work science, solutions

Shift work and non-standard work schedules are increasingly common as employers strive to meet the demands of a 24/7 society. It's estimated that up to a quarter of the workforce in developed countries has non-standard working ...

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