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Scientists working on a pill to cure loneliness

As if there aren't enough pills around already, due to "greater isolation" these days, scientists are now working on a pill to cure loneliness. They are experimenting by giving lonely patients a neurosteroid called pregnenolone (which sounds a little like "pregnant and alone") and they reckon it significantly reduces "perceived loneliness" in the test subjects. Colbert said this was "previously only achievable with prescription-strength cats."