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With Isolation Comes Ill Health

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Science  23 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5913, pp. 456-457
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5913.456

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Social isolation, the flip side of social networks, is believed to have dire consequences, increasing the risk of certain diseases and earlier death. But attempts to transform this knowledge into action have had discouraging results.