Everyone is lonely at times. But chronic loneliness can make you sick. Earlier this month, US surgeon general shone a light on the problems associated with loneliness by declaring it an American epidemic. He said the growing isolation in society poses a health risk as deadly as smoking. In an 80-page report Doctor Vivek Murthy said: "We now know that loneliness is a common feeling that many people experience. It's like hunger or thirst. ItLoneliness as dangerous as smokings a feeling the body sends us when something we need for survival is missing."
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