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​Stress affects the immune system

​Stress affects the immune system

Press releases   •   Oct 11, 2016 08:45 UTC

In a new PhD thesis from the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University, Emma Carlsson examines from an interdisciplinary perspective how biological, psychological and social factors affect the immune system, to try to understand the process behind the development of type 1 diabetes.

​Insufficient knowledge on how psychological stress affects the health of children and youth

​Insufficient knowledge on how psychological stress affects the health of children and youth

Press releases   •   Jun 23, 2015 13:30 UTC

A limited number of studies have attempted to show if and how psychological stress can lead to common diseases, such as juvenile diabetes and celiac disease, in children and adolescents. This according to Professor Maria Faresjö at the School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, who has written a review article published today in the renowned American journal Critical Reviews in Immunology.