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Singing, as a communal exercise, can break down social barriers, reduce isolation and improve wellbeing.
When bonds are forged between generations, both the young and the old benefit.
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Social isolation and loneliness in aging adults have been linked to numerous physical and mental health ailments. Teaching students how to listen deeply to older people can lessen those effects.
Christmas isn’t always the most wonderful time of the year.
Spending Christmas by yourself can be hard but research shows there are things that should help.
The pandemic made many people more aware of the impossibility of severing work from life.
Two new studies highlight the importance of social connection in the workplace and illustrate why working from home may not be the optimal workplace arrangement.
At times when COVID numbers are increasing, allowing infectious people to mingle freely at work and socially will create epidemic growth and make the crisis even worse.
Isolation and exclusion are common and damaging experiences.
Will two fewer days of isolation make much of a difference to COVID case numbers?
When a person loses a loved one to COVID-19, the mental health effects can be severe.
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COVID-19 deaths tend to be more unexpected and traumatic than other types of deaths. A sociologist explains the mental health burdens facing the millions who’ve lost a relative to the coronavirus.
Many types of people feel disengaged with technology.
Think again if you assume only older people are isolated by technology.
Everyone had a different experience of the pandemic.
If you found the COVID pandemic affected you differently to your friends, it could be down to your DNA.
It’s safe to say that quite often, there’s an unspoken expectation that discourages honest replies.
Is it time for us to overhaul this longstanding symbol of social grace?
The risk of a household contact becoming infected is low. So it’s time to lift isolation requirements, now so many of us are immune to the virus.
Farmers are at increased risk of loneliness and isolation.
New research shows using social media can provide a much-needed boost to UK farmers’ wellbeing, connectedness and mental health, and even bank balances.
Black and Indigenous students in North America continue to experience high levels of exposure to adversity.
A trauma-informed approach to education can help educators acknowledge and address the adversities faced by Black and Indigenous students.
The CDC’s new recommendations have caused consternation among the public, the media and even among doctors.
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The CDC’s controversial recommendation changes are based on new studies showing that most omicron transmission takes place within five days of the onset of illness.
A GP and mental health clinician offers some tips to support your mental health if you get COVID and are isolating at home.
Social isolation can be hard for people living in long-term care homes, make sure to schedule window visits while lockdowns are in place.
As people living in long-term care homes brave another lockdown, communication is key and the presence of family members (virtually or through the window) is needed.
This is a proportional response to managing risk at this stage of the pandemic, with so many of us vaccinated and receiving boosters. However, we need to monitor these changes.
Just when things seemed to be getting back to COVID normal, a new variant has us worried all over again. But we can be kind to our brains and boost well-being in uncertain times.
Space travel is on the horizon, with long journeys and new challenges to contend with.
Stay-at-home and quarantining orders have led to increasing isolation. Virtual reality may help alleviate some of the negative feelings of isolation, and this has potential implications for space travel.