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Loneliness is contagious, study suggests

People who feel isolated may spread mistrust of social connections

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12:09am, December 1, 2009

Staying socially connected may be just as important for public health as washing your hands and covering your cough. A new study suggests that feelings of loneliness can spread through social networks like the common cold.

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