How Doctors in the UK are Curing Loneliness


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We all feel lonely from time to time.

But for some people, there’s nothing “occasional” about it. In the U.S., over a third of Americans over 45 report feeling lonely on a regular basis.

In fact, it's considered to be a public health epidemic in the UK, where doctors are prescribing music to help curb the disastrous effects of loneliness.

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