social isolation

Treating Pain on a Social Scale

February 9, 2012

By Matt Wood We hear a lot these days about online social networks, but the size and strength of a person’s real-life social network has major consequences for his or her health and quality of life. Studies have shown a statistical link between [Read more]

Breast Cancer in Isolation

September 12, 2011

Loneliness can be deadly. In humans, there is a statistical relationship between social interaction and mortality – the more isolated you are, the lower your chances of living a long life. Rats kept in social isolation their entire life die at [Read more]