LAST CALL: Deadlines can be very good for you

Deadlines got you down?

Take heart - a new study from Ohio State University says deadlines are

probably good for your health.

Better than stringing garlic around your neck, an OSU researcher says

handling stressful situations such as trying to meet a deadline can

actually strengthen your immune system. What the researcher calls

passive stress, however, things like watching a violent TV show, weakens

the immune system.

"Our findings lend scientific truth to the idea that a hassle a day

keeps the doctor away," said Jos Bosch, lead author of the study.

So next time a client or your boss hits you with what seems an

impossible deadline, thank them for helping you fight off those nasty

winter-time germs.

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