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Practically anybody can improve their empathy, just as we can improve our ability to ride a bike or drive a vehicle.

Is there anything you can do to increase your level of empathy? The good news is that practically anybody can improve their empathy, just as we can improve our ability to ride a bike or drive a vehicle. Empathy is a frequently used but misunderstood notion. It is often misunderstood in connection with similar notions like sympathy, identification, pity, and self-transposition. Empathy is a feature that most individuals possess – and yet the current environment makes it all too easy to lose sight of others' emotions. While empathy comes more naturally to some people, it is possible to develop it even if you are not inherently empathic. Empathy seems to come easily to the majority of children. Others may be completely capable of comprehending another's feelings yet select an unsuitable response, such as being violent.

How can empathy be taught?

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Surgeons attached a pig kidney to a pair of large blood vessels outside the body of a deceased recipient so they could observe it for two days, and the kidney did what it was supposed to do.

Scientists temporarily attached a pig's kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for lifesaving transplants.

Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but among the hurdles: A sugar in pig cells, foreign to the human body, causes immediate organ rejection. The kidney for this experiment came from a gene-edited animal, engineered to eliminate that sugar and avoid an immune system attack.

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Are we just focused on post-heart attack action? Or should we be focused more on prevention?

Many young and middle-aged people today are dying of sudden heart attacks. Studies show that cardiovascular diseases (CVD) strike Indians a decade earlier compared to their Western counterparts. Why is this happening? How can we prevent it? Are we just focused on post-heart attack action? Or should we be focused more on prevention?

Luke Coutinho, Holistic Lifestyle Coach -- Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine shares an input that could prevent heart attacks at a young age:

Cholesterol is not the culprit, inflammation is: Many people believe that high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides are the sole culprits behind their heart attacks. The main reasons behind most heart attacks are inflammation and oxidative damage in the heart, blood vessels, endothelial lining, arteries, and more. While maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is important, we cannot blame heart attacks on cholesterol levels alone. What then can you do to keep inflammation in check and your heart strong? Adopt simple lifestyle changes.

cholestrol-control-tips Many people believe that high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides are the sole culprits behind their heart attacks. | Flickr

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