Navigation Links
Call Center Workers At An Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer

Noel Colina, the executive director at the Institute for Occupation Health and Safety Development says that women who work in night shifts are more prone //to develop breast cancer. Citing a study by US-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Colina said that a number of women were taking up work in the graveyard shift - usually from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

This type of work usually done at call centers placed them at a high risk for developing breast cancer. "Nighttime sleep deprivation or exposure to light at night somehow interrupts melatonin production, which in turn stimulates the ovaries to kick out extra estrogen, a known hormonal promoter of breast cancer," he said. Colina added that the study had showed that the risk of developing the cancer increased by as much as 60 percent.

Nighttime work may also play havoc with the menstrual cycle. "Painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea), absence of menstruation (amenorrhea), and heavy menstruation (menorrhagia) are conditions associated with women taking the graveyard shift," Colina said. "Although the study isn't conclusive, it provides us [with] pointers on how to address and protect the occupational health and safety of working women at call centers."

Call centers must take a note of the study and provide free and regular breast cancer screening for their employees, he added.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound
2. Osaka Medical Center study showed 70% of smokers couldn’t qui
3. Kalam To Lay Foundation Of Vellore Research Center
4. Free Treatment Center Established In Chennai
5. Analyzing Client-Centered Therapy.
6. Human Milk Center Caters To Premature Babies
7. Walk-In Health Centers Launched By The NHS For Commuters
8. Free HIV Tests Brings Crowd to the Testing Centers
9. Kerala To Become Testing Center For US Bound Nurses
10. Himachal Pradesh Fails To Become Health Tourism Center
11. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center To Study Ways To Prevent Chemo Brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Somnoware, a leading provider ... care management module. Using this new feature, sleep physicians can now predict the ... continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral, or other forms of sleep apnea therapy. ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... instrument solutions, announces the continuation of its strategic partnership with and platinum sponsorship ... developing nations in the safe and effective management of complex spine deformity cases, ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... The Santana Telehealth Project was honored with the ... the American Telemedicine Association’s annual conference, on April 23 in Orlando, FL. , “I ... improve the lives of the poor and underserved in other parts of the world,” ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... The bar for just about everything—apparel, eyewear, cars and ... air of pop and film stardom.(1) Not to be left out is that most ... now run the gamut from being encrusted with jewels and precious metals to, at ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Veteran Theresa James awoke to the sound ... forever. , In “Healing Tears,” James depicts every parent’s worst nightmare, when her three ... began journaling conversations and situations throughout my divorce,” James said. “After the death of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Prospects: Addressing Production Complexities Through Risk Management and Quality ... ... and Market Prospects: Overcoming Production Complexities Through Risk Management ... the current trends in the global biosimilars market, with ...
(Date:4/20/2017)...  CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS ... design to enhance the retail customer experience with ... and expanded beauty selections paired with informational signage ... offerings. Together with its innovative digital programs, these ... experience at CVS Pharmacy.  "Pharmacy ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017 Research and ... Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, ... report to their offering. ... The global pharmacogenomics market was valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn ... by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: