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

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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: How owning pets can lead to a healthier lifestyle

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been working from home as a result of COVID-19. The adjustment has been difficult, and created a lot of stress and strain on my mental and physical health. I find that I spend much of my time in front ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pets provide comfort for 'Ruff' quarantine time

(HealthDay)—For New York lawyer Roseann Schuyler, her family's pets—a dog (Jackie), two cats (Hudson and Winter) and a fish (Atticus fish)—eased the long, lonely days of lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic this ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How pets can be true lifesavers for seniors

(HealthDay)—Having a furry, fluffy or feathered friend can have a profound effect on seniors' mental health, possibly even helping prevent some suicides, new research suggests.

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