Gastric Lap-Bands: What You Need to Know

Lap-Bands help many people lose weight rather dramatically – some lose 50-100 pounds in the first 6 months or year. Are Lap-Bands a lasting solution to obesity? Not necessarily. Are they safe? Often they aren’t.

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Are Women Who Work Night Shifts at a Higher Risk for Developing Breast Cancer?

Night shift work may seem like an odd thing to link to breast cancer. Nevertheless, scientists found that women who work night shifts for many years are more likely to get breast cancer than other women. This includes nurses and flight attendants who work overnight. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is a part of the World Health Organization, reported that shift work is a likely risk factor for certain cancers, just as diet can increase or decrease the risks. Researchers found that night shift work links to breast cancer because it can change a person’s sleep-wake cycle. This has a lot to do with artificial light.

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