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    Loneliness Increases Risk of Premature Death Among Seniors

    Feelings of extreme loneliness increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent among the elderly, says new research by John Cacioppo, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, a rate comparable to the 19 percent increased risk of premature death caused by disadvantaged socioeconomic status. According to a 2010 meta-analysis, the risk of […] More