Researchers performing a study on a group of individuals with stable coronary artery disease (http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/anxiety-worsens-heart-conditions) found that the subjects reporting higher levels of psychological stress were much more likely to die of heart disease (or of any other form). This is part of a recent wave of research showing that the negative effects of anxiety are not just limited to the mind - those with high levels of anxiety seem to be more prone to a range of physical illnesses. Read more here: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/anxiety_and_physical_illness.
This kind of information spells trouble for those with health anxiety in particular. Individuals with health anxiety already have fears about their health: knowing that this worrying makes them more prone to health issues will almost certainly fuel health fears. Any thoughts? This kind of information seems to provide further reasoning for why efforts should be made to limit Cyberchondria.