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Late Shift Boosts Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Late Shift Boosts Heart Attack, Stroke RiskDigital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More bad news for late-shift workers: Their odd hours may be raising their risk of heart attack and stroke.So says a new, large-scale study in the British Medical Journal that adds these two problems -- which fit ...

Sleep Problems Linked to Obesity, Diabetes

Sleep Problems Linked to Obesity, DiabetesComstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Lack of sleep puts people at greater risk of obesity and diabetes, a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine confirmed. Sporadic and irregular sleep may cause a decreased metabolic rate, which co...

Shift Work Might Lead to Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

Shift Work Might Lead to Type 2 Diabetes, ObesityiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While shift workers are needed to help our 24-7 world go 'round, an editorial written by Dr. Virginia Barbour, chief editor of the journal PLoS Medicine, warned that such work schedules can put a person at increased ...

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