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Dr Beeken added: “Social isolation can be associated with poor health and poorer health behaviours, and we know social support is important for adopting healthy lifestyle changes.
“These changes can play an important role in helping to prevent cancer.
“While it is no surprise that young people are embracing new ways to chat, and there are supportive communities online, it is important they don’t lose the art of talking to the people around them.” Cancer Research UK has emphasised the importance of getting together in person, and have urged people to do just that for World Cancer Day.
They have also called on people to buy a Unity Band, which symbolises standing together to help more people survive cancer – and share their acts of support on social media.
I usually get down to brass tacks pretty swiftly and you’d be surprised how easy it is.Only 37 per cent of this age category said they felt more comfortable speaking to people they did not know face-to-face, compared to more than two-thirds of those aged 55 and over.Past research has shown that young people who used social media more were also more likely to feel socially isolated – a trait linked with increased mortality.“I don’t think I know myself, I only do it when I’m revising and because I’m so focused on that it kind of all blends together in the evenings.At a guess I’d say I’ve spoken to around 10 different girls at this point in time.” The conversation carries an air of nonchalance, as if it shouldn’t surprise me that a final year at Cardiff University likes to get dial-up dirty with his matches on an online dating site: “Last night I was speaking to an older lady I’ve done it with before, Pam, but normally the girls I talk to are in and around Cathays, and it’s usually a one off.