How being addicted to the internet could make you sick!

Spending too much time online can damage your immune function.

What to say and what not to say to a depressed person!

Ritu Singh

''Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It's always there, though.''

Forget love, loneliness is in the air!

Yes, loneliness is in! Look around yourself. Don't you notice curious eyes glued into flashy screens and fingers hurriedly typing away in glory! In offices, in metros, in all public places and even at family functions, this is the trend nowadays. This is the new 'normal' now.

Facebook teeming with lonely hearts, finds study

The feeling of loneliness is bringing more people in search of friends to Facebook, in stark contrast to the view that the social networking site makes people feel isolated, revealed a research.

Loneliness can cause early ageing

Several studies suggest that telomere shortening is accelerated by stress, but until now, no studies have examined the effects of social isolation on telomere shortening.

Wish to live long? Get a longer DNA `tail`

People who experience high levels of social stress and deprivation age faster as the cellular process involving DNA repair (or replication) may get affected by loneliness, a significant study shows.

Loneliness ups older adult`s chances of premature death by 14%

A new study has revealed that feeling extreme loneliness can increase an older person`s chances of premature death by 14 percent.

World Mental Health Day: Lonely, depressed in increasingly connected world

Shweta Mathur has 700 `friends` on a popular social networking site. Yet, when she sat in a psychologist`s office after her parents` suspected suicidal tendencies, she said she didn`t have a "real friend". In an increasingly connected world, the boundary between the real and the virtual is blurring. Mental health experts say this is a key reason for rising cases of depression among youngsters, driving some to suicide.

Popping `the Pill` may not lead to depression in women

Young women using hormone-based contraceptives in a new research, including the Pill, were no more likely to be depressed than other women.

Taylor Swift fears loneliness

Singer Taylor Swift feels she will make the "wrong choices" in life and end up "lonely", "awful" and "intolerable".

Loneliness taxes your immune system

Don`t take loneliness lightly -- it could harm your immune system and health, says a new study.

Ageing India lonely, resigned: Survey

A new survey puts paid to the notion of the elderly being treated with respect in India.

Feeling lonely can up dementia risk in later life

Researchers have linked feeling of loneliness to an increased risk of developing dementia in later life.

Now, a magnetic therapy to treat depression

Scientists have found a new magnetic therapy for depression which they claim could soon spell the end for brain-altering, anti-depressant drugs.

Loneliness speeds up ageing and raises heart disease risk

The social pain of loneliness produces changes in the body that mimic the aging process and increase the risk of heart disease, a new study has found.

Walking may help treat depression

Taking a brisk walk could play an important role in fighting depression, according to researchers in Scotland.

Loneliness inspired Madonna to make movie

Pop star Madonna says she wrote romantic drama `W.E` because she was facing a lonely phase.

Loneliness may cause fitful sleep: Study

People who are lonely may be more likely to have sleepless nights.

Jane Fonda thought she would die of loneliness

Veteran actress Jane Fonda, 73, thought she would "die of loneliness" when she was 20.

Loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking

Social isolation, in the long term, is as damaging as a 15-a-day cigarette habit or being an alcoholic.