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Stressed Parents Make Their Kids Sick, Research Suggests

First Posted: 03/28/08 06:12 AM ET Updated: 11/17/11 09:02 AM ET

Stressed Parents

BBC:

Parents with stressful lives may be making their children as well as themselves vulnerable to illness, research suggests.

A University of Rochester study, reported by New Scientist, found sickness levels were higher in children of anxious or depressed parents.

It also found links between stress and immune system activity in the children.

A UK scientist said children were "highly resilient", and urged parents not to worry about the findings.

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