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  1. 3 things for better health

    Just try one or more of three things to start the week off on the right path. 1. ... track with Live Better Live Longer, a program of CHI St. Gabriel's Health.

  2. Banfield Foundation Awards $3500 Grant to Fur Kids Foundation

    Fur Kids Foundation (FKF) was recently awarded a $3,500 grant from the Banfield Foundation in support of the Foundation’s emergency veterinary assistance program. The funds will be used to provide grants to families with pets in Campbell County, Wyoming. This is the second...

  3. Meet Bella, a digital pet caring for the elderly with purrs and companionship

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Patricia Richards, who is 64 years old and lives in Salem, Massachusetts, looks forward to her daily chats with her cat Bella. “I love Bella very, very much. She’s helpful ... she does a lot of things for me and I‘m so happy she’s...

  4. Doggie Health Fair helps residents and their pets

    The first Doggie Health Fair, held at the Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park, offered community members the information they need to keep their pets healthy. Iowa City and Coralville area dog owners and their pets gathered at the Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park on Sunday afternoon for the first...

  5. Experts have told how the Pets affect the health of their owners

    Owners of Pets are 15-20% less likely to seek medical help. This statement Sandra Machun, head of the research programme in the field of interaction between human beings and animals (HAI) English nutrition Center for Pets in WALTHAM. Medical professionals have conducted studies in China,...

  6. Too much stress? Try yoga with an alpaca

    Animals can be great stress relievers. The practice of using domesticated creatures to comfort people has gained mainstream acceptance in recent years. You’ll see one example of this in airports, where volunteer programs and airline initiatives have brought therapy dogs to America’s...

  7. Itsy bitsy spider: Fear of spiders and snakes is deeply embedded in us

    Snakes and spiders evoke fear and disgust in many people, even in developed countries where hardly anybody comes into contact with them. Until now, there has been debate about whether this aversion is innate or learnt. Scientists have recently discovered that it is hereditary: Even babies feel...

  8. Dogs are more expressive when someone is looking

    Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth. Scientists at the University's Dog Cognition Centre are the first to find clear evidence dogs move their faces in direct response to human attention. Dogs...

  9. How man's best friend is helping with the HSC

    Learne Brischetto from PAWS Pet Therapy said they were “helping relax” the students and the teachers, calling it a bit of “thinking outside the box” by ...

  10. Canines Helping Kids in Crisis!

    They say dogs are a man’s best friend but that also applies to women and children. The Humane Education Connection, is a non-profit that strives to reduce the abuse of children and animals through educational programs that utilize the powerful connection of the Human-Animal bond. Their...

  11. Seaweed derivative could be just what lithium-sulfur batteries need

    Lithium-sulfur batteries have great potential as a low-cost, high-energy, energy source for both vehicle and grid applications. However, they suffer from significant capacity fading. Now scientists have made a surprising discovery that could fix this problem.