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New research has found 62 per cent of young adults feel they lack companionship at least sometimes.

New research has found 62 per cent of young adults feel they lack companionship at least sometimes.

Helping lonely Australians build friendships could be good for their health, a new study has found.

The news comes as a survey of more than 1600 Australians found loneliness has strong links to poorer quality of life and physical wellbeing. 

The Australian Loneliness Report, released yesterday in time for Psychology Week, found people with higher loneliness levels reported more physical health symptoms including sleeping difficulties, headaches, stomach complaints, nausea, colds and infections.

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