Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 09 May 2017 Being lonely makes the effects of a cold seem even worse According to a study recently published in the journal Health Psychology, being lonely makes the effects of a cold seem even worse. When US scientists administered cold-inducing nasal drops to 159 volunteers aged 18 to 55 and quarantined them in hotel rooms for five days, those test subjects who felt lonely tended to report more severe symptoms than others who had stronger social networks. Which goes to show that most tricky situations – even a case of the common cold – are easier to negotiate with a little help from your friends. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness 4 reasons your muscles are cramping up Parenting Things you shouldn't say to someone who stutters Sex This is exactly how long the sex ‘afterglow’ lasts, according to science Sex The 10 worst things that could happen to your penis Sex This is how having sex actually makes your brain smarter Fitness Sex, love and bicycles From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.