Lonely People Report More Severe Cold Symptoms, Study Finds

A study published Thursday in Health Psychology found that among people who fell ill after being exposed to a cold virus, those who were lonely were more likely to report severe runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and other symptoms. That adds to the evidence linking loneliness to more serious health problems including heart disease and early death.

 Arief Rahman Saan (Ezagren) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

Arief Rahman Saan (Ezagren) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons