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Sleep Deprivation Affects Immune System Like Physical Stress

Sleep Deprivation Affects Immune System Like Physical Stress | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

Sleep deprivation jolts the immune system into action in the same type of immediate response shown during exposure to physical stress, according to a new study.

 

Previous studies have linked sleep deprivation with diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Other studies have shown that sleep helps sustain the functioning of the immune system, and that chronic sleep loss is a risk factor for . . .

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» Lifetime Traumatic Stress Linked to Heightened Inflammation - Psych Central News

» Lifetime Traumatic Stress Linked to Heightened Inflammation - Psych Central News | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

The more traumatic stress a person is exposed to over the course of a lifetime, the greater the chances the person has elevated levels of inflammatory markers. The study is the first to examine the association between cumulative traumatic stress and inflammation.


Brain and body: inextricably linked. ~gs

 

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Social media stress? There's an app for that

SINGAPORE, May 8 (Reuters) - Nestle has launched an app that gives social media users a break from the stress of posting updates by doing it for them.
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