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Understanding the night shift-cancer connection

New Fred Hutch study sheds more light on how shift work damages our health — and points toward a potential workaround

June 26, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For the past few years, Fred Hutch’s Dr. Parveen Bhatti has been trying to figure out why working at night is so bad for our health. His latest study confirms that the body repairs DNA damage more efficiently if you sleep during the night than it does if you sleep during the day — and offers insights as to why.

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Night-shift work may be linked to increased ovarian cancer risk

Parveen Bhatti-led study shows some evidence risk may be lower for 'owls' than 'larks'

March 18, 2013

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