Stress slows down heal­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

STReSS and anx­i­ety can make it harder for wounds to heal, sci­en­tists have shown. Re­searchers in­flicted small “punch” wounds on healthy vol­un­teers whose lev­els of life stress were as­sessed us­ing a stan­dard ques­tion­naire. The wounds of the least anx­ious par­tic­i­pants were found to heal twice as fast as those of the most stressed.

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