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Angela Sancini, Manuela Ciarrocca, Assunta Capozzella, Paola Corbosiero, Maria Fiaschetti, Tiziana Caciari, Carlotta Cetica, Lara Scimitto, Barnaba Giuseppina Ponticiello, Zaira Tasciotti, Maria Pia Schifano, Giorgia Andreozzit, Francesco Tomei, Gianfranco Tomei
Aim of our study was to evaluate the influence that shift work and night work could have on mental health. A review of literary articles from 1990 to 2011 on shift work and night work was carried out. The results of this review confirmed that the shift work and night work affect mental health with the onset of neuropsychological disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety, nervousness, depressive anxiety syndromes, chronic fatigue and chronic insomnia irritability, sleep disturbances, reduction in levels of attention, cognitive impairments, alteration of circadian rhythm...
January 2012: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia
Juan José Chiesa, John Fontenele Araujo, Antoni Díez-Noguera
The motor activity (MA) patterns of rodents are commonly detected in the laboratory using infrared photo-beams or running wheels. In chronobiological studies, the MA rhythm is considered as a behavioural output of the circadian pacemaker. This paper describes a method to obtain long-term records of MA in rodents, with a 1mm spatial resolution and a 1s temporal resolution. The device comprised a square platform laid on top of three force transducers, allowed the calculation of the coordinates of the centre of force exerted by a freely moving rodent, and continuously monitored its displacements...
November 15, 2006: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
M Mikulechý, L Soltés, A Valachová
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To identify and compare the time dynamics of artificial abortions in two (Czech and Slovak) ethnically, historically and socially closely related populations. DESIGN: Data have been taken separately for 12-15 and 16-18 year age girls from official exhaustive statistical sources and processed by advanced procedures of time series analysis. SETTING: Czech and Slovak Republics. PARTICIPANTS: All girls of the given age...
June 1994: Panminerva Medica
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