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Loneliness may run in families

Loneliness may run in families

New York; Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and a new study of more than 10,000 people has found that the risk for feeling lonely is at least partially due to genetics.

Using Facebook, Twitter may cut BP, diabetes in elderly

Indulging in social media could reduce loneliness as well as chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes in older adults, as per a new study.

Loneliness can affect your wisdom

Loneliness can affect your wisdom

 Factors such as whether you are alone or with friends can affect how wisely you reason.

Earning more money can help you shun loneliness in life – Here’s how

Earning more money can help you shun loneliness in life – Here’s how

The findings showed that having a good job in mid adulthood safeguards against loneliness life phase.

Loneliness increases risk of heart diseases

Zee Media Bureau

It's a universal fact that human beings are social animals. We all need an intimacy to be with each other. We are highly interactive and love to socialize.

On the other side loneliness increases the risk of premature deaths.

Adults above 60 more positive about feelings

The researchers found that older adults perceive emotion terms as most positive and more active than younger persons. Emotions overall may be more encouraging for older than younger persons.

Why chronically lonely teens stay lonely

Why chronically lonely teens stay lonely

The researchers charted individual trajectories of loneliness based on four annual questionnaires of 730 adolescents in Belgium.

`Meals on Wheels` cuts loneliness

According to a new study, home-delivered meals may be providing more than food security. They reduce loneliness.

Loneliness is deadly for elderly

For older adults, perceived social isolation is a major health risk that can increase the chances of premature death by 14 percent.

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".