Night shift raises women’s cancer risk

Researchers, led by Xuelei Ma, from Sichuan University in China, have been looking into the links between working night shifts and women’s risk of developing cancer. They reviewed 61 studies, which included a total of 3,909,152 women. The study found that working a night shift increased a woman’s chances of developing cancer by 19% but the risk was raised more for certain types of cancer including skin cancer (41%) and breast cancer (32%) (although the risk for breast cancer was only greater for women from North America or Europe).

You can read the whole of this article here.

About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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