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According to the World Health Organisation, stress is the ‘health epidemic’ of recent times.

Experts believe that the pressures of modern life could be the cause of life-threatening diseases, including diabetes, dementia and even some types of cancer.

Fiona Phillips, who has talked about her experiences of stress in the past, examines the latest research into stress and techniques to combat it.

As well as the negatives, some believe that stress in small doses could actually be beneficial.

To test this theory, Fiona puts herself in high-stress situations to try to better understand the power of stress, and how it can be used to our advantage.