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Shift work: Good for your pocketbook, bad for your health
These days, it's just good to have a job. But remaining gainfully employed can take a toll on health, especially if your work has you up at odd hours and sleeping irregularly. Shift work, say two studies out this week, poses particular problems for women, who appear to be at greater risk of Type 2 diabetes and possibly breast cancer if they maintain work schedules that mess with their internal clocks.
By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
December 8, 2011