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Loneliness Pains

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, loneliness might make you shiver. Canadian researchers say their experiments showed social isolation makes people feel physically cold. Study volunteers who were made to feel ostracized or left out tended to under-estimate the air-temperature and were more likely than their peers to pick hot food and drinks over cold. Some experts argue loneliness is linked to the areas of the brain responsible for physical pain.


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