lunes, 12 de septiembre de 2016

MercatorNet: Confronting an epidemic of loneliness | MercatorNet

Despite the fact that we are more connected that ever, loneliness has become a major public health issue in the developed world, Carolyn Moynihan reports in today's selection of articles. In Britain and the US about one in three people over 65 live alone and studies in both countries show the prevalence of loneliness among people over 60 ranging from 10 to 46 percent. 
Loneliness predicts how long you will live and how sick you will be. In Britain, a charity called The Campaign to End Loneliness has developed something called a "loneliness heat map" to identify all the Eleanor Rigbys. It has found that two-fifths of all older people (3.9 million people) say that television is now their main source of company. 
This is one of the few major health problems that we can all do something about: why don't we all resolve to visit the lonely elderly more often? 

Michael Cook 

All the lonely people - have they no one of their own?
By Carolyn Moynihan
Loneliness has become a public health crisis, say experts.
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Obamacare now has a transgender mandate
By Michael Cook
The US government seems to be imposing transgender ideology upon doctors
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Latino growth slowing in US
By Shannon Roberts
Behind the election rhetoric Mexican immigration is negative.
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A new school year begins
By Jennifer Minicus
Two picture books for students ages 4-8.
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Marriage makes men better: the economic benefits of settling down
By W. Bradford Wilcox
Public policy can't afford to ignore the real benefits of marriage.
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Understanding Generation Snowflake: ‘I Find That Offensive!’
By Carl R. Trueman
A new book examines the origins of our fragile campus culture.
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Jihadism: the last totalitarianism of the twentieth century
By Chiara Pellegrino
Jihadism is quite different from revolutionary terrorism, says a French author.
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Taiwan’s imminent population decline
By Marcus Roberts
Another country to add to the list.
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