Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuse > 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: Anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuseHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Depression often a precursor to falls in elderly people News From poo to dagga: 5 health stories you should read today Medical 8 myths about an overactive bladder busted Medical Compound in dagga eases severe form of epilepsy News How to avoid falling asleep behind the wheel Medical Diesel pollution may damage the heart From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Dangerous winter sun » Why female students ignore the risks of indoor tanning Can rooibos protect you from the effects of UVB exposure? Skin cancer always a risk – even in winter During winter, the risk of skin cancer doesn’t disappear. CyberDoc talks to us about when to see your doctor about a strange-looking mole or spot. Did you know? » The 5 saltiest foods may surprise you Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason 10 fascinating facts about salt The one thing that fast foods, whether it be chips, hamburgers, pretzels or fried chicken have in common, is loads of salt.