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Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Skippa, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Skippa

    Skippa Anti-BS

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  2. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

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    Well ... yes, stress kills :)... sometimes. Other times it simply makes things worse.
    Is it a big news?

    Lo and behold one of my worst crashes happened during a period of major stress, and the already bad health was feeding more stress in a lovely downward spiral. Now I have been 5 years stress free and the magic healing hasn't happened anyways. So... it's not all about stress, is it?

    I have no problem with the concept that stress can worsen one's condition or ability to deal with an illness. Typically when you're seriously ill (even just a bad flu) your priorities change, you give yourself enough time to rest and avoid further strain and finally recover...

    Am I missing the point of the article? Or is the article just stating the obvious?
     
  3. Skippa

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    Dunno, I just didn't expect to see the "mind/body" link in an article about recovering from a cold.
     
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    Mij Senior Member

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    hand washing frequently is very effective.
     
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    How do they meassure stress and the effect to an infection like a cold in people? Are there 2 groups in the study? I don't think so. I have never seen any scientific objective proof in patiënts with a cold that stress making them worse. It is new age pseudoscience.
     
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    Because there is no such thing as scientific proof. There is only evidence pro or against a certain theory.

    Maybe not.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1361287/
     

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