Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Being lonely is bad for your health

According to research, being lonely changes gene expression to reduce viral infection defenses and to increase bacterial defenses (inflammation). From The Economist, Feb 24th 2011:

The reason loneliness could be bad for your health

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February 24, 2011 Posted by | genes, health | , , , | Leave a comment