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Loneliness is bad for your health

Published: September 17, 2007 | Last Updated: June 30, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

It has been well-established that loneliness and lack of social supports are linked to an increased risk of heart disease, viral infections, and cancer as well as higher mortality rates. Now for the first time, a research team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found evidence suggesting that social isolation is linked […]

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Friendship: All in the (sic) Jeans

Published: August 17, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

How do we decide whom we choose as friends? Findings from a new study at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, funded by the National Institutes of Health, suggests that our choice of friends may be genetic. “As we grow and move out of our own home environment, our genetically influenced temperament becomes more […]

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