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Loneliness Can Make You Sick

Reduced production of myelin, a type of protective nerve fiber that is lost in diseases like multiple sclerosis, may also play a role in the development of mental illness. Myelin is an insulating material that wraps around the axon, the threadlike part of a nerve cell through which the cell sends impulses to other nerve cells. Depriving mice of...
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Are You One of the Lonely Ones?

Are you lonely? Join he club: Although the average Facebook user has some 130 "friends," in reality, Americans have, on average, slightly more than two confidantes, down from three 25 years ago.
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Lonely & Depressed? Make New Friends!

THE SOLUTION: JOIN OUR REGULAR WEDNESDAY CHATS (from 7 to 8 pm Pacific)! And if this description fits you, check your wallet: Current treatments for depression don't help working-class and poor patients as much as they help middle-class people. Maybe this is because, when people with jobs come...
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Most People are Lonely

If you feel lonely, you're not alone. According to a new study by serious sociologists, most people in the US are lonely.

Duke University professors Lynn Smith-Lovin and Robert L. Wilson say that the average American's circle of close friends has shrunk dramatically in the past two decades. And the number of people who say they have no...

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