News tagged with pet
(Phys.org) -- Research from Goldsmiths, University of London suggests domestic dogs express empathic behaviour when confronted with humans in distress.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 07, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (11) | 0
For many people, Fido and Fluffy are more than just pets, they're true and equal members of the family. And it's not hard to see why. Our pets greet us at the door after a long day of work, settle in our laps while we're ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A novel imaging probe developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may make it possible to diagnose accurately a dangerous infection of the heart valves. In their Nature Medicine report, which is receiv ...
Medical research Aug 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An agent under consideration for use in PET imaging combats neuronal death to relieve Parkinsonian symptoms in animal models, according to a study published on April 2nd in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
House dust from homes with dogs appears to protect against infection with a common respiratory virus that is associated with the development of asthma in children. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, ...
Immunology Jun 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A new study raises concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavoring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Aug 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Mayo Clinic has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to produce and administer Choline C 11 Injection, an imaging agent used during a positron emission tomography (PET) scan to help detect sites of recurrent ...
Cancer Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 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
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 |
Pets can serve as important sources of social and emotional support for "everyday people," not just individuals facing significant health challenges, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 11, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A series of novel imaging agents could make it possible to "see" tumors in their earliest stages, before they turn deadly.
Cancer Oct 07, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Drinking alcohol leads to the release of endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center ...
Neuroscience Jan 11, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Research presented at SNM's 58th Annual Meeting is taking targeted molecular imaging to a new level by combining two commonly used imaging agents into one molecular imaging procedure. The combination of these agents creates ...
Cancer Jun 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The Siemens Biograph mMR system, offering both a PET scan and an MRI that work simultaneously, has been given approval by the FDA. The idea behind this machine and the ability to run both tests at the ...
Cancer Jun 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a potential target for the development of anti-craving medications for people with addictions to stimulants such as methamphetamine.
Neuroscience Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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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