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Working graveyard shift found to have 'probable' link to cancer

Working graveyard shift found to have 'probable' link to cancer

LONDON — Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will soon be listed as a "probable" cause of cancer. It is a surprising step validating a concept once considered wacky.

Next month, the International Agency for Research on Cancer will add overnight shift work as a probable carcinogen.

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Working graveyard shift found to have 'probable' link to cancer

Working odd shifts is a part of police work and much has been said about the physical toll changing... - Full Story

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Neb. officer claims weight led to firing

By Kevin Cole and Jennifer Palmer Omaha World-Herald Staff Writer Related: Was a Chief out of line for... - Full Story

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Recent medical studies hail the safe use of conducted energy weapons Dr. Darrell L. Ross - Legal Issues and Concepts

Recent medical studies hail the safe use of conducted energy weapons

By Darrell L. Ross, Ph.D. The use of the TASER®, conducted energy weapons (CEWs) has increased in... - Full Story

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Part II: Military and police psychology: Mutual influences and contributions Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Part II: Military and police psychology: Mutual influences and contributions

By Laurence Miller, PhD In Part I of this column, we examined the mutual contributions of military and police ... - Full Story

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Ruling expected in disputed 12-hour officer shifts

Take the P1 Poll Visit the home page and tell us what you think about 12-hour shifts. By Kelly Rayburn... - Full Story

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Part I: Military and police psychology: Mutual influences and contributions Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Part I: Military and police psychology: Mutual influences and contributions

Part I: Operation assistance Q: My wife’s family has a long military tradition and, recently, my broth... - Full Story

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Utah police detox at clinic for exposure to meth

By Ben Winslow The Deseret Morning News Meth lab indicators and officer safety OREM, Utah — The towel... - Full Story

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Mental toughness for law enforcement Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Mental toughness for law enforcement

By Dr. Laurence Miller Q: I took a “stress management” course at a local law enforcement academy and ... - Full Story

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Avoiding law enforcement's emotional landmines

By Megan Foucht, PoliceOne.com Police work is anything but gentle. All cops are familiar with the physical... - Full Story



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