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Why Loneliness Can Be Deadly

Being alone can have far reaching health implications. In this DNews video, Laci looks at how and why loneliness can kill.

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“This study will make you feel terrible about not calling your grandparents”

“Feeling lonely won’t kill you. Actually being alone might.”

“Social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women”

“Both social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality, but it is uncertain whether their effects are independent or whether loneliness represents the emotional pathway through which social isolation impairs health.”

“Is modern life making us lonely?”

“It can be hard to admit to feelings of loneliness, but one in 10 Britons is lonely. It’s not just an issue for the elderly – loneliness is rising among the young.”

“The Lonely Society?”



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