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Stress and the Immune system






There is increasing evidence that suggests stress can cause illness by impairing the
workings of the immune system. The immune system acts like a defence shield,
identifying and killing intruders to the body. It consists of cells distributed throughout the
body that fight disease. The…

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There have also been studies into chronic stress. Kiecolt Glaser et al (2005) tested the
impact of interpersonal conflict on wound healing. She found that blister wounds on the
arms of married couples healed more slowly after they had conflict discussions. Women
who were separated from their partners were found…

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