Not All Stress Is Bad A new study examining 30 years' worth of research suggests that short-term stress may boost immunity, but prolonged stress can weaken the body's defenses against disease. NPR's Renee Montagne talks with the study's co-author.
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Stress Is Good -- In Small Amounts

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Stress Is Good -- In Small Amounts

Stress Is Good — In Small Amounts

Stress Is Good -- In Small Amounts

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A new study in the July issue of Psychological Bulletin examines 30 years' worth of research on the links between health and immunity. Findings suggest short-term stress may boost immunity, but prolonged stress can weaken the body's defenses against disease. NPR's Renee Montagne talks with study co-author Suzanne Segerstrom.