Simmer Down

Stress_Relief_Melanoma_DermaNetwork_Blog_Feb09.jpg US researchers may have found a link between aggressive malignant melanoma and stress. Physicians believe stress induces and accelerates the progression of melanoma in 'basket case' patients. In fact for those hot-headed folk, researchers found stress to have the worst affects on skin cancer. So it may be time to simmer down and cool-off that temper when summer rolls around this year. "According to a study published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity, the stress hormone, norepinephrine, increases the amount of all proteins involved in the development of melanoma." Though Australia has some of the highest numbers of skin cancer rates, it's a good thing their national motto is "no worries mate," for if that was America we'd be filled with worries.
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