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News tag: loneliness


Loneliness leads to premature death similar to obesity

12 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Being lonely shortens lifespan as much as being obese, new study found. A person feeling lonely has as much ability to predict early death as does being overweight, researchers found. Scientists predict the occurrence of a loneliness “epidemic” in the future, with more people living alone. Researchers want that people…


Solitary lifestyle blamed on gene mutation

21 Nov, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
Some people are genetically predisposed to loneliness,  claim the Chinese scientists from the University of Beijing. In a recently conducted study, the researchers revealed the existence of a new type of gene, the so called "loneliness gene", which makes its bearers 20% more likely to spend their lives in solitude.…