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What psychological factors protect some lonely individuals from adverse health consequences?

Measure the degree to which individuals who are lonely perceive their loneliness as beneficial: for instance, as an opportunity to develop themselves. Longitudinally, test whether these beliefs about the benefits of loneliness protect individuals from serious health consequences known to result from loneliness, such as increased vascular resistance, increased systolic blood pressure, increased HPA activity, altered immunity, ...more »

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Identify treatments for the loss of smell (anosmia)

I am a lay person and I cannot provide detail on study design. However, I am aware that there are millions of individuals world-wide who suffer from loss of smell (anosmia) and who feel socially isolated and fearful of dangers that the olfactory system helps to warn against. In addition, many people who are anosmic do not enjoy eating and are therefore not necessarily getting a nutritionally balanced diet. This could ...more »

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