High family stress can impact child’s immune system

Posted: February 23, 2014 in balance

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Stress News — ScienceDaily
High family stress can impact child’s immune system
High family stress can lead to the child’s immune system being affected, a research group has shown. Our immune system has the task of protecting us against bacteria and viruses. Our bodies are also equipped to handle everyday stress -– that is, stress that lasts only briefly. On the other hand, a difficult, stressful situation or long-term increase in stress can negatively affect the immune system. This kind of long-term stress can develop when a close family member dies or when adults are caught in tough, unmanageable situations.

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