HIV & AIDS

Pets help AIDS survivors through two pandemics

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people turned to their pets to help them feel less lonely and isolated. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, wanted to learn what role pets played in helping ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Pet prep' could be key to disaster survival

James Cook University researchers have discovered most pet owners have inadequate plans for their pets if a natural disaster strikes—but disaster response planners may be able to turn this into a positive.

Psychology & Psychiatry

4 ways pets are good for your health and well-being

Many pet owners have found support from their pets throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and there's science to back up the physical and mental health benefits to pet companionship. The American Heart Association, a global force ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researcher studies rise of tick-borne diseases in Midwest

When Ram Raghavan heard from a former colleague at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that a 7-year-old girl had died from Rocky Mountain spotted fever as the result of a tick bite, he thought of his own daughter, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can pets help LGBTQ+ people cope with microaggressions?

Angela Matijczak, a first-year doctoral student at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work, led a study exploring how social support from humans and comfort from companion animals can help LGBTQ+ young ...

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