Night shift, sleep deprivation may be hazardous to health

03/25/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Research suggests disrupting the circadian rhythm by working the night shift or leading a sleep-deprived lifestyle can cause biological problems that extend beyond sleep issues. It may raise the likelihood of obesity, cancer, reproductive health problems, mental illness and GI disorders. Researchers say up to 15% of human genes work on a schedule, which may be affected by changes in sleep patterns.

View Full Article in:

Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory
Cardinal Health
Waukegan, IL
Santa Ana, CA
Senior Financial Analyst - Growing Manager Care Health Org
Fallon Community Health Plan
Worcester, MA
Sr Manager, Business Conduct
Gilead Sciences
Foster City, CA
Chief Executive Officer
UCare Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN