News tagged with social isolation
A multi-site pilot project developed by University of Alberta researchers is providing a breath of fresh air for children with asthma and severe allergies by helping them interact with peers online and boosting ...
Health May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Research conducted by Xiao-Cheng Wu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Louisiana Tumor Registry at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, and colleagues, reports adolescents and ...
Cancer May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to reduce the distressing symptoms of dry mouth in patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancers if the radiation dose to a salivary gland (called ...
Cancer Apr 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Around 17 million people in Germany suffer from impaired hearing. For many of them, their hearing is so damaged that a standard hearing aid is no longer enough. A new device will improve patients' hearing ...
Medical research Apr 02, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0
(HealthDay)—Elderly people who are socially isolated and lonely may be at greater risk of early death, British researchers report.
Health Mar 25, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Social media can be an effective tool for decreasing loneliness for older Australians according to new research conducted at the University of Sydney.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Tai Chi may reduce falls among adult stroke survivors, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013.
Cardiology Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A five-year study by researchers at three universities has established that providing tangible assistance to others protects our health and lengthens our lives.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in recent years have led to a marked increase in patients' physical survival rates. While doctors can treat the physical disease, what is not well understood is how best ...
Cancer Jan 31, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scarred by years of torture and abuse under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodian refugees in the United States have been found to have significantly higher physical and mental health problems compared ...
Health Jan 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol, found researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. Amphetamine addiction ...
Neuroscience Jan 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
New research links loneliness to a number of dysfunctional immune responses, suggesting that being lonely has the potential to harm overall health.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 19, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (12) | 2 |
Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have established a link between elevated levels of a stress hormone in adolescence—a critical time for brain development—and genetic changes that, in young adulthood, cause ...
Neuroscience Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3 |
Feeling lonely, as distinct from being/living alone, is linked to an increased risk of developing dementia in later life, indicates research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 10, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
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, according to researchers at the Graduate School of ...
Neuroscience Nov 28, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Social isolation is the pervasive withdrawal or avoidance of social contact or communication. It can contribute toward many emotional, behavioural and physical disorders including anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, addictions, substance abuse, violent behaviour and overall disease.
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