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Chronic stress may increase cancer risks

A study on mice by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center claim that chronic stress may hasten the onset of skin cancer in those at risk of the disease. Thus stress reduction through such things as yoga and meditation may reduce the incidence in those at risk. However, they found that acute, very short-term stress may actually boost the immune system and also help prevent cancer.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Ascribe Newswire

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About: Chronic stress may increase cancer risks

Date: 8 December 2004

Source: Ascribe Newswire

URL: http://www.ascribe.org/cgi-bin/behold.pl?ascribeid=20041208.092136&time=10%2002%20PST&year=2004&public=1

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