NIH study reveals social interaction helps patients during chemotherapy

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A study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health suggests positive social interaction may help chemotherapy patients survive longer.

“People model behavior based on what’s around them,” said Jeff Lienert, the lead author of the study. “For example, you will often eat more when you’re dining with friends, even if you can’t see what they’re eating. When you’re bicycling, you will often perform better when you’re cycling with others, regardless of their performance.”

Lienert, who is currently a doctoral student at the University of Oxford and a fellow at NIH, explained the results showed that chemotherapy patients were likely to live five years longer following the end of their regimens if they interacted with other patients who also survived five years.


Silver Diner comes to the aid of autistic youth

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autismROCKVILLE- If children who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder are fortunate, they will receive support from medical professionals, friends, family, and teachers in confronting the social and academic challenges they face. In addition to these sources of support, one local boy has been greatly helped by the staff of his favorite restaurant.

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