BBC News: Getting stressed now and again may be good for your health, research suggests.
A short burst of stress, such as that caused by giving a speech, may strengthen your body’s immune system.
But long-term stress, such as living with a permanent disability, may render you less able to fight infections, say the study authors.
Dr Suzanne Segerstrom and Dr Gregory Miller report their findings in the journal Psychological Bulletin.
Scientists have known for some time that stress can have a negative effect on the body.
Now the American and Canadian pair from the University of Kentucky and the University of British Columbia say some psychological stress can be good for you….