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Shift Workers
By David Ray, July 7, 2020 Night shift work has been a common feature of industrial economies for decades, and it has long been known that working through the night can negatively impact upon health. In recent years, the evidence base about these health impacts has expanded considerably. Here, Professor David Ray introduces this evidence and highlights how...
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by Amal Mohamed Dameer on July 21, 2020 in Clocks in the Spotlight. Have you ever had your blood pressure checked at the doctor’s? Did you assume your blood pressure stayed the same all day? It does not! It is in concert in a circadian rhythm orchestra with low base notes during the night and high peak notes during the...
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Published Online:27 Feb 2019 https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201801889R Abstract Working atypical schedules leads to temporal misalignments between a worker’s rest-activity cycle and their endogenous circadian system. Several studies have reported disturbed centrally controlled rhythms, but little is known on shift workers’ peripheral clocks. Here, we assessed central clock markers, urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin and salivary cortisol, and clock gene expression in...
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NTP announces the peer review of the Draft Report on Carcinogens Monograph on Night Shift Work and Light at Night on Oct. 5, 2018 (Fed. Reg. 83(160): pages 41093-41095, Aug. 17, 2018). Meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. EDT and continues until adjournment. The draft monograph will be available Aug. 24, 2018 on the Upcoming Peer...
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