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Stress and immune function

Studies suggest that the immune system is affected by both short-term sources of stress, such as academic exams or a fender-bender, and long-term sources, such as job strain or ongoing conflict with a spouse. However, while a great deal of research has been done on this topic, until the science of human immunity is more fully understood, the effect of stress on the body?s ability to resist disease remains uncertain.…

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