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Check out our research in the media:

Selected media highlights:


Time http://time.com/3747784/loneliness-mortality/

Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fickle-friends/

BBC: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141119-why-you-love-to-hate-some-friends

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/17/health/loneliness-risk-death/

Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/20/AR2008032001414.html

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/good-friends-are-good-for-you?page=2

Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/for-a-longer-life-get-social-1435157854

New York Times: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/the-toll-of-a-solitary-life/?_r=0

Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us-relationships-stress-death-idUSKBN0E61PD20140526

Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/24/health-relationships-longevity-forbes-woman-well-being-social-isolation.html

This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/389/frenemies

NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23723385/ns/health-heart_health/t/good-marriage-equals-good-blood-pressure/#.VevCElPF8YI

USA Today: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-09-28-touch-healing_N.htm

Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1298225/Loneliness-killer-Its-bad-health-alcoholism-smoking-eating-say-scientists.html

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/isolation-loneliness-and-longevity-study-obesity_n_6855324.html

Good Morning America

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

Los Angeles Times

The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/27/friendship-relationships-good-health-study

How our work is making a difference

Our research helped inform Department of Health policy in the UK.

http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/07/careandsupportwhitepaper/

Data from the 2010 meta-analysis included in the description of Oprah's "Just Say Hello" Campaign

http://www.oprah.com/health/Just-Say-Hello-Fight-Loneliness

Watch the video: http://www.oprah.com/health/Just-Say-Hello-Video​