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Bullies, con stress, bad bosses: social stress could kill...

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US researchers putting mice in stressful social situations they can't get out of are discovering that it leads them to develop a possibly deadly over-activity by the immune system. Mice exposed to two hours of another, more agressive mouse were twice as likely to die from exposure to a desease as mice that were going through severe hardship.

Though the research was on mice, the condition mimics the human problem of toxic shock.

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Finally, an explanation for Con Crud.

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I could have told those researchers that bad bosses who create stressful environments can cause you to get deathly ill -- and over a year ago at that.

Where's MY research grant?

-Feren
"We use them for divine retribution."

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