Like a John Prine Song: ‘Just Wanna Be With You’

Mr. Smith was all of that — and more. “I have never met a more attentive listener and a calming presence,” she said. “He never pretends to have the answers but, instead, offers me a strong shoulder to lean on whenever I need it and is never filled with judgment or anger.” Mr. Smith, who…

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How to Move In With Your Parents (and, Eventually, Move Out)

The empty nests are starting to feel a bit full. Young adults are returning to their parents’ homes with plans to stay for a few weeks, a few months or an undefined period with an ever-rolling end date. Many have been back in their childhood bedrooms for months: A Pew Research Center survey found that…

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Modern Love: Auditioning for the Role of Boyfriend

“Like ‘Travels With Charley,’” he said, referencing the famous Steinbeck book that I owned but hadn’t read. He was focused squarely on me, undistracted and earnest in a way I hadn’t experienced since moving to New York from Atlanta four years earlier. “Maybe it’ll be like that,” I said. “I haven’t read it though.” “Where…

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Experts call for Europe-wide COVID-19 targets

A group of more than 300 leading scientists across the globe are calling for European governments to work together in managing the pandemic and make a clear commitment to COVID-19 case number targets. The letter, co-authored by Dr Deepti Gurdasani from Queen Mary University of London and coordinated by Viola Priesemann from the Max Planck…

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Concern about loved ones might motivate people to mask up and get vaccine

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — While many people have listened to messaging about wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19, resistance remains. A new study finds that appealing to people’s concerns for their loved ones could overcome this resistance. And it may have implications for encouraging people to get…

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What’s the ‘true’ rate of dislocation after total hip replacement?

December 18, 2020 — The cumulative incidence of hip dislocation following total hip replacement is about 50 percent higher than suggested by simple analysis of hospital data, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. In the first two…

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Breast cancer study uncovers how macrophages may contribute to a therapeutic weak spot

Breast cancer, the second most common cancer in the United States, can result from a number of cellular misregulations, such as deficiencies in the DNA-repairing breast cancer gene, BRCA. Typically, BRCA-associated breast cancer is treated with poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors and, recently, clinical trials have investigated pairing PARP inhibitor therapy with immunotherapy. Based…

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$2.9 million NIH grant will help IU researcher expand work on subconcussive impacts

Every year, nearly 2.5 million U.S. high school athletes participate in contact sports. Each of these athletes sustains an average of 650 subconcussive head impacts in a single season, hits that can negatively affect brain health. A $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at Indiana University determine whether, and…

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