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Loneliness hurts: Senior health about more than disease

WASHINGTON — Grandma’s cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too.

Think about health during the senior years, and a list of common ailments pops to mind. But that’s not the whole story. New research suggests factors such as loneliness and whether they’ve broken any bones since middle age also play a role in the well-being of older adults.

N.S outlines autism plan

HALIFAX—An additional 30-40 pre-school children with autism spectrum disorder in Nova Scotia will receive treatment each year as a result of $3.6 million being included in the provincial budget.

A total of 180 children will be receiving treatment under the Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention treatment program.