Teenagers Working Late Nights May Have Increased Risk of Developing MS

Lisa Emrich Health Guide October 18, 2011
  • "Shift Work at Young Age is Associated with Increased Risk for Multiple Sclerosis”   That’s the title of a report which will be published in the November Annals of Neurology.  Researchers analyzed information derived from two epidemiological studies in Sweden, examining environm...

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  • Vicki
    Health Guide
    Oct. 23, 2011

    Teenagers seem to carry with them a feeling of immortality.

     

    I never consciously thought about it, but I did not hesitate to work at night or even all night. I did not work on a shift until my teen years were a memory, so I wouldn't fit in this study. Regardless, I worked many night hours, though never on a regular routine.

     

    And what do you know...

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    Teenagers seem to carry with them a feeling of immortality.

     

    I never consciously thought about it, but I did not hesitate to work at night or even all night. I did not work on a shift until my teen years were a memory, so I wouldn't fit in this study. Regardless, I worked many night hours, though never on a regular routine.

     

    And what do you know — I have MS.

  • Womble
    Nov. 10, 2011

    I started my training as a registered nurse when I was 18. For the 3 years of my training, 3-4 months of every year was spend working night shift (7pm to 7am). I always slept badly during the day, and still do. I fit very well into the category, my first symptoms were in my 20's, and now at 55 I have SPMS