HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Immune system responds greater to uncontrollable stresses

The body's immune response is affected in distinctly different ways by the two widely-recognized determinants of the stress response: the controllability or uncontrollability of the stressor, and the mental effort or demand required to cope with the stress, new research shows.

"An uncontrollable stressor that lasts 15 minutes can have consequences for health because it may interfere with cytokine interleukin-6 function, which plays an essential role in activating the immune defense," said Madelon L. Peters, PhD, head of the Dutch study.

Uncontrollable stressors also produce high levels of cortisol, which suppresses immune system functioning and may have a prolonged detrimental effect for health, the researchers reported.

On the other hand, the scientists found that the mental efforts required to cope with high-level stressors produce only brief immune changes that appear to have little consequence for health.

The researchers' findings emerged from a study that involved taking repeated blood and saliva samples, blood pressure readings and electrocardiograms from 96 male students aged 18 to 28 while they performed high-effort or low-effort mathematical and other tasks under continuous noise.

Half of the students could control the intensity of the noise coming through their earphones, the others could not. Some of the tasks in the uncontrollable condition were rigged to guarantee failure.


'"/>

Contact: Guido Godaert, Ph.D.
g.godaert@fss.uu.nl
31-30-2532300
Center for the Advancement of Health
2-Aug-1999


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Immune therapy appears to reduce risk of second attack of multiple sclerosis symptoms
2. Immune cells may play important role in progression of type 1 diabetes, Joslin researchers find
3. Immune memory from smallpox vaccination lasts more 50 years, according to Emory research
4. Immune alarm system can both amplify and silence alerts, scientists find
5. Immune response to Alzheimer diseaserelated protein changes as we age
6. Immune system supressor drug found effective in treating precancerous blood disorder
7. Immune system in hamsters bolstered during winter, especially in times of stress, study finds
8. Immune system protein may be critical in kidney disorders and other diseases
9. Immune system cells surprisingly high in HIV-infected adolescents, says researcher at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
10. Immune system rebounds for some children with AIDS, finds UF study
11. Immunex Files Supplemental NDA for NOVANTRONE

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Immune system responds greater uncontrollable stresses

(Date:11/27/2014)... (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 Nearly ... been filed in a consolidated litigation now underway ... , Documents recently updated in the Philadelphia ... in the state proceeding, all of which involve ... and other psychiatric conditions. Many of the cases ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , ... seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. ... will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds. ... learning," said study co-author Ping Li, co-director of the Center ... it,s even more interesting, Li said, that "the brain networks ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most babies ... a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. ... be given to children younger than 2 because they ... agency warned. American adults average about three colds ... children get a cold, parents might want to give ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... experimental Ebola vaccine appears to be safe and produces an ... virus, according to early clinical trial results reported by the ... phase I clinical trial for the vaccine paves the way ... Liberia and Sierra Leone as early as January, said Dr. ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Thanksgiving meals can pose a challenge ... an expert says. Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes -- ... -- are gluten-free, but "when it comes to pies, ... considered," Dr. Anca Safta, director of the Gluten and ... Center in North Carolina, said in a center news ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Risperdal Lawsuits Added to Philadelphia Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:New Risperdal Lawsuits Added to Philadelphia Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:New Risperdal Lawsuits Added to Philadelphia Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual 2Health News:Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual 3Health News:Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises 2Health News:Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine 2Health News:Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine 3Health News:Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips 2
(Date:11/27/2014)... - New Solution That Makes ... JIN Co., Ltd. will launch JINS MEME "ACADEMIC PACK" ... yen or $5,000 (without tax /including two pairs of JINS ... a dedicated solution of "JINS MEME" to academic researchers, and ... generated by electrooculography and six-axis sensors without API. (*Physiological data ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014  Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR ), ... to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today ... On Tuesday, December 2, the company will ... Healthcare Conference.  D. Keith Grossman , President and ... company beginning at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time (8:30 ...
(Date:11/26/2014)...   Royal Philips (NYSE: ... of its portfolio of diagnostic X-ray solutions ... , ProGrade and PrimaryDiagnost[ii]. With new releases of ... U.S., and availability of all these solutions in ... innovative solutions designed to meet the needs and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:JIN to Launch JINS MEME ACADEMIC PACK in Late April 2015 2JIN to Launch JINS MEME ACADEMIC PACK in Late April 2015 3Thoratec Announces Presentations At Investor Conferences For December 2014 2Philips expands global reach of diagnostic X-Ray solutions 2Philips expands global reach of diagnostic X-Ray solutions 3
Cached News: