Stress – how can Christmas make you ill?

The Jekyll and Hyde (upstairs Gin Parlour room) - 28 Steelhouse Lane - Birmingham - B4 6BJ
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Tuesday 3rd December 2013 (18:30-20:00)
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Join Dr Anna Phillips to talk about what stress is, how we measure it in research, and why people often get ill around Christmas – one of the most stressful times of year.  How does stress actually get into the body to cause effects on health, what are the mechanisms, how do we measure these in research, and what can you actually do about it?  She will also talk about long term consequences of different biological responses to stress, and where we are headed in terms of using this knowledge to screen for individuals particularly at risk of poor health in later life.

Part of Birmingham Cafe Scientifique

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