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Sixty seconds on . . . night shifts

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 11 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5476
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. The BMJ

Shh! I’m trying to sleep after my night shift

This is worth staying awake for. New research has shown that working nights is not, after all, linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Prospective studies of nearly 800 000 UK women, combined with other findings, showed that women who worked nights (including those who had worked nights for 20 to 30 years) were no more likely to develop breast cancer …

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