Silver Spring, MD – Nurses and their employers need “a stronger collaboration” to help diminish the risks of fatigue related to shift work and long hours, the American Nurses Association recently announced in a revised position statement.
Salt Lake City – Shift workers who eat high-iron foods at night may disrupt their liver’s circadian clock and experience abnormal blood glucose levels, indicates a new study from the University of Utah.
Oxford, England – Drugs taken by shift workers to help them stay awake on the job or go to sleep after work offer few benefits, according to a study from the Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health Review Group.
Hubei, China – Shift work increases an employee’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially among men as well as people who work rotating shifts, according to a recent study from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Columbia, SC – Shift workers are more likely to have a diet promoting chronic inflammation, which could partly explain the association between shift work and a variety of diseases, a recent study from the University of South Carolina suggests.