Summary #396

Death of a close friend “can impact health for years”
  • A research carried out at the National Australian University, and Stirling University found that the death of a close friend may affect a person's physical and mental health for up to four years.
  • Researchers collected data from 26 thousand people over 14 years and found that those who have experienced the death of a close friend suffered a range of negative consequences.
  • Generally, women tend to suffer a greater deterioration in health than men.
  • The study suggests the need to guarantee adequate help to provide support to those affected by this human experience.


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