How To Be A Better Listener

How would you feel if you were sharing a personal story and noticed that the person to whom you were speaking wasn’t really listening? You probably wouldn’t be too thrilled. Unfortunately, that is the case for many people. Most individuals are not good listeners. They are good pretenders. The thing is, true listening requires work—more […]

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Loneliness in Parkinson’s disease may lead to worsening of symptoms

Research from UCLA scientists and colleagues from other institutions finds that people with Parkinson’s disease who lack meaningful social interactions may be at an increased risk for severe symptoms related to the disease. The study, which was published in the journal NPJ Parkinson’s Disease, evaluated not only the social and emotional life of patients, but […]

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Trial measures effectiveness of adding a mask recommendation to other public health measures

A randomized trial of more than 6,000 participants in Denmark adds new evidence to what is known about whether masks protect the wearer from SARS-CoV-2 infection in a setting where public health measures, including social distancing, are in effect but others are not wearing masks. The DANMASK-19 trial randomized participants to follow those public health […]

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Are high-protein total diet replacements the key to maintaining healthy weight?

According to the World Health Organization, obesity has nearly tripled worldwide since 1975. In 2016, for example, more than 1.9 billion adults were categorized as overweight. Of these, more than 650 million had obesity. Because obesity is associated with a higher incidence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers, the rise in its incidence has […]

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Pod e-cigarettes less harmful than regular cigarettes, new study finds

Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to federal government data—and some smokers find it nearly impossible to quit. Many of these smokers use regular, or combustible, cigarettes. Physicians and scientists have for many years explored the health benefits and drawbacks of nicotine-based alternatives to cigarettes, and new […]

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