CNN (12/10, Lamotte) reports, “Despite popular belief, baby boomers between 55 and 75 aren’t more lonely than prior generations, according to two new studies published” online Dec. 10 by a psychological association.According to Healio (12/10, Gramigna), two “studies published” online in the journal Psychology and Aging indicate that “among older Americans, claims of a ‘loneliness epidemic’ reflect the overall increase in the aging population.” Nevertheless, investigators also “noted that today’s older generations are likely not any lonelier than their counterparts from previous generations.” The first study “analyzed data in 2005 to 2006 from 3,005 adults born between 1920 and 1947; in 2010 to 2011 from 3,377 people, including those still living from the previous survey and their spouses or partners; and in 2015 to 2016 from 4,777 adults, including surviving respondents from the previous two surveys and an additional sample of adults born between 1948 and 1965.” The second study “analyzed data from 4,880 people born between 1908 and 1957 who participated in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.”Providing similar coverage of one or both studies are Newsweek (12/10, Gander) and HealthDay (12/10, Norton).(SOURCE: APA Headlines)