Teens who seek solitude may know what’s best for them

Teens who choose to spend time alone may know what’s best for them, according to new research that suggests solitude isn’t a red flag for isolation or depression

Teens who seek solitude may know what’s best for them  The key factor is choice, say researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Wilmington College: When solitude is imposed on adolescents and young adults, whether as punishment or as a result of social anxiety, it can be problematic. But chosen solitude contributes to personal growth and self-acceptance, they found. “Solitude has gotten […]

Living alone has an impact on your overall health, suggest Danish study

Men who lived alone had a 23 per cent increased risk for dying prematurely from any cause and a 36 per cent increased risk for cardiovascular death

Living alone has an impact on your overall health, suggest Danish studyDanish researchers began studying 3,346 men, average age 63, in 1985, tracking their health for 32 years. Over the period, 89 percent of the men died, 39 percent from cardiovascular diseases. The analysis, in European Heart Journal Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes, controlled for a variety of health and behavioural characteristics, including body mass […]

Loneliness: How to cope with being alone during this festive season

Though the holidays conjure up images of close-knit families and people spending time with their loved ones, this is not quite a reality for many of us. Among the possibilities, it might be that you are single, not in touch with your family, or simply cannot travel home for Christmas this year

Loneliness: How to cope with being alone during this festive seasonDealing with such scenarios, especially in a season which is all about togetherness, can be challenging. It is not surprising that many people report feeling a magnified sense of loneliness during this time of the year. “For people who feel lonely already, the holidays can be especially stressful because they’re seeing people connect and sharing […]

Joining a choir may help elders enjoy life, suggest researchers

Singing in a community choir may provide some psychological benefit to seniors, a small study suggest. Researchers had primarily hoped to see choir participation yield improvements in elderly people’s thinking skills and physical fitness, but that didn’t happen. They did, however, see improvements in loneliness and interest in life among seniors in the singing groups

Joining a choir may help elders enjoy life, suggest researchersThe study was conducted at 12 senior centers serving racially and ethnically diverse communities in and around San Francisco. Half of the centers were randomly selected for the choir program; the others served as a control group. Ultimately, 208 people participated in the choirs and 182 in the control group. None of them had been […]

Close ties with fathers help daughters overcome loneliness, finds study

Fathers play a key role in helping their young daughters overcome loneliness, a new study has found. While levels of father-daughter closeness appeared to be a factor, no differences were found based on their levels of conflict

Close ties with fathers help daughters overcome loneliness, finds studyYoung girls who are trying to overcome loneliness may see significant progress with a little help from one of their parents, according to a new study. Researchers at the Ohio State University found loneliness declined faster among girls who had a closer relationship with their fathers. The study titled ‘Longitudinal associations between parent-child relationships in […]

Anupam Kher encourages people to #LoveLifeLiveLife

In order to reach out to people who are struggling with depression, yet, fail to speak up due to societal stigma. Anupam Kher has released a video, encouraging people to speak to people close to them  

Anupam Kher encourages people to #LoveLifeLiveLifeIn today’s modern fast-paced world, loneliness and depression are silently emerging as the latest epidemic plaguing urban society. No one is immune to it, and most people have experienced an episode of depression once in a lifetime. In the past celebrities, such as, Serena Williams, Ryan Reynolds, Rafael Nadal, Zaira Wasim and Deepika Padukone and […]

Being social isolated can make you prone to develop type 2 diabetes

A recent study discovered an intriguing relationship between social isolation and the development of type 2 diabetes, suggesting that having a smaller network of friends could possibly make us prone to the illness

Being social isolated can make you prone to develop type 2 diabetesPeople who are socially isolated are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared with people who have a larger social circle, according to a new study from the Netherlands. The authors of the paper suggest that promoting social integration may represent a new approach to preventing the development of diabetes. Corresponding author of the […]

Loneliness tied to heart damage, premature death finds new study

Loneliness can also be bad for the heart in not just a figurative psychological sense, but physically as well. A study presented Saturday at the European Society of Cardiology's annual nursing conference finds that people who feel lonely are at a higher risk of premature death from heart disease

Loneliness tied to heart damage, premature death finds new studyLoneliness may double a person’s risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research has found. According to a study presented in Dublin on Saturday, feeling lonely is a strong predictor of premature death. The team of Danish researchers found that loneliness was linked to a doubled mortality risk in women and nearly double in men. […]

Disrupted sleep could be an early indicator of mood disorders

People who have disrupted sleep cycles or less variation in their activity levels around the clock may be more likely to have depression, bipolar disorders and other mental health issues, a UK study suggests

Disrupted sleep could be an early indicator of mood disordersPast research has found that people with a circadian rhythm, or biological clock, that’s out of step with their daily routines – like split shift or night shift workers – can have an increased risk of emotional, behavioural and psychological problems. The current study examined 24-hour activity levels for 91,015 participants who agreed to wear […]