Melanoma and stress

Stress may increase the rate of progression of the most malignant form of melanoma, according to a report on a study conducted in New Zeeland of 1600 people diagnosed with that disease.  Small wonder given what we know about stress and how stress-generated cortisol suppresses the functioning of the immune system. Of course, some of the stress may come from the diagnosis itself.  This study  points again to the importance of the substances in the anti-aging firewalls that encourage regular sleep and mental calm like l-theanine and melatonin as well as a relaxed mental attitude that takes any problems in stride.

About Vince Giuliano

Being a follower, connoisseur, and interpreter of longevity research is my latest career. I have been at this part-time for well over a decade, and in 2007 this became my mainline activity. In earlier reincarnations of my career. I was founding dean of a graduate school and a university professor at the State University of New York, a senior consultant working in a variety of fields at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Chief Scientist and C00 of Mirror Systems, a software company, and an international Internet consultant. I got off the ground with one of the earliest PhD's from Harvard in a field later to become known as computer science. Because there was no academic field of computer science at the time, to get through I had to qualify myself in hard sciences, so my studies focused heavily on quantum physics. In various ways I contributed to the Computer Revolution starting in the 1950s and the Internet Revolution starting in the late 1980s. I am now engaged in doing the same for The Longevity Revolution. I have published something like 200 books and papers as well as over 430 substantive.entries in this blog, and have enjoyed various periods of notoriety. If you do a Google search on Vincent E. Giuliano, most if not all of the entries on the first few pages that come up will be ones relating to me. I have a general writings site at and an extensive site of my art at Please note that I have recently changed my mailbox to
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