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Social isolation should be a public health priority

Loneliness poses health risks and is a drain on the public purse. Communities are finding ways to connect people, but government must act too The headlines are familiar to many of us: ?Loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day?; it?s as bad for you as long-term illness. US research shows that older people who are socially isolated have poorer health trajectories and the risk of death is 31% higher than for those who are not isolated, according to the American Associati

Social isolation should be a public health priority

Loneliness poses health risks and is a drain on the public purse. Communities are finding ways to connect people, but government must act too The headlines are familiar to many of us: ?Loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day?; it?s as bad for you as long-term illness. US research shows that older people who are socially isolated have poorer health trajectories and the risk of death is 31% higher than for those who are not isolated, according to the American Associati