As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the globe, many of us are under strict instruction to stay at home and practice social distancing from others. But for many people living alone, life under lockdown is taking its toll. While normal life
Experts are concerned about the impact loneliness will have on health, both physical and mental.
It's beneficial when volunteers give up their time to keep lonely people company – but what about the other way around?
Police in an English seaside town have installed "chat benches" in a bid to combat loneliness in the community.
The research sought to discover what makes one person more likely than another to feel lonely, even in the same situation, and the findings reveal that loneliness appears to be a “modestly heritable” trait.