News tagged with shift workers

Experts raise concerns over superhuman workplace

Performance-boosting drugs, powered prostheses and wearable computers are coming to an office near you—but experts warned in a new report Wednesday that too little thought has been given to the implications of a superhuman ...

Nov 07, 2012
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What drugs do to the brain

Drug abuse is probably linked to an in-built tendency to act without thinking, as shown by studies of siblings of chronic stimulant users, a leading neuroscientist will claim this week.

Mar 17, 2011
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Caffeine reduces mistakes made by shift workers

Caffeine can help those working shifts or nights to make fewer errors, according to a new study by Cochrane researchers. The findings have implications for health workers and for any industry relying on shift or night work, ...

May 11, 2010
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Java and nighttime jobs don't mix: study

Night-shift workers should avoid drinking coffee if they wish to improve their sleep, according to research published in the journal Sleep Medicine. A new study led by Julie Carrier, a Université de Montréal psycho ...

Nov 03, 2009
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