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Compensation for night-shift work

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The Danish government has started paying compensation to women who have developed breast cancer following years of working night-shifts.

It follows a ruling from a United Nations advisory body that night work could be linked with an increased risk of cancer.

Ulla Mahnkopf told the BBC how she discovered she had breast cancer, after working for thirty years as a flight attendant.

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