News tagged with pet
When Dexter the cocker spaniel tore a ligament in his hind leg a few weeks ago, he didn't suffer in silence. Instead, his owner blogged about.
Cancer May 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Imagine what Paula Spurlock must have been going through. Shortly after having a hip replaced in 2011, the trouble started. "I had horrible itching, really bad migraines and intense pain throughout my body," ...
Medical research May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Having a pet might lower your risk of heart disease, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.
Cardiology May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Senior drivers who always take a pet in the car are at increased risk for being involved in a motor vehicle collision, said University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers. In a study published in Accident An ...
Health May 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
They identified blood-based biological markers that are associated with the build up of a toxic protein in the brain which occurs years before symptoms appear and irreversible brain damage has occurred.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Wielding a joystick and wearing special glasses, pain researcher Alexandre DaSilva rotates and slices apart a large, colorful, 3-D brain floating in space before him.
Medical research Apr 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Virginia Tech scientists have provided new evidence that biofilms—bacteria that adhere to surfaces and build protective coatings—are at work in the survival of the human pathogen Salmonella.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
Pet therapy can help patients cope with the pain, stress, and emotional effects of a serious illness, but access to a companion animal is not always possible. Robotic animals may offer the same benefits, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Cancer cells break down sugars and produce the metabolic acid lactate at a much higher rate than normal cells. This phenomenon provides a telltale sign that cancer is present, via diagnostics such as PET scans, and possibly ...
Cancer Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A study combining genetic data with brain imaging, designed to identify genes associated with the amyloid plaque deposits found in Alzheimer's disease patients, has not only identified the APOE gene—long ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Add those cute little hedgehogs to the list of pets that can make you sick.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—The Environmental Protection Agency is moving to ban the sale of a dozen rat and mouse poisons sold under the popular D-Con brand in an effort to protect children and pets.
Health Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Only recently has it become possible to create high-quality images of the brain plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's disease in living people through positron emission tomography (PET). Even so, questions remain about what ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jan 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The patient turned 40 over the summer and was already having symptoms that made her neurologist wonder whether she had Alzheimer's disease, the deadly, mind-killing dementia that usually attacks far older people.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
In the management of gliomas—or tumors that originate in the brain—precise assessment of tumor grade and the proliferative activity of cells plays a major role in determining the most appropriate treatment and predicting ...
Cancer Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A pet is a household animal kept for companionship and a person's enjoyment, as opposed to wild animals or to livestock, laboratory animals, working animals or sport animals, which are kept for economic or productive reasons. The most popular pets are noted for their loyal or playful characteristics, for their attractive appearance, and/or for their song. Pets also generally seem to provide their owners with non-trivial health benefits; keeping pets has been shown to help relieve stress to those who like having animals around. There is now a medically-approved class of "therapy animals," mostly dogs, that are brought to visit confined humans. Walking a dog can provide both the owner and the dog with exercise, fresh air, and social interaction. The most popular pets are dogs and cats, but there are also rodent pets, such as gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, fancy rats, and guinea pigs, and avian pets, such as canaries, parakeets, or parrots.
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