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  1. Do Pets Keep People Healthy?

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    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Compitus

    "Zooeiya" describes the positive benefits of human-animal interactions.

  2. 26 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Our Love for Pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    A controversial new book explains how pets make us human.

  3. Indian street dogs and minding animals conference

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    | Contributor(s):: Fiona Probyn-Rapsey

  4. Media Coverage of Pet Therapy Research Often Gets It Wrong

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    What a study of therapy dogs on kids with cancer really found.

  5. Therapy Dogs or Robots for Nursing Home Residents?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    A new study compares the impact of robots and therapy dogs in nursing homes.

  6. Are Pet Owners Really at Greater Risk of Cancer?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    The surprising results of a new “big data” study of cancer rates in pet owners.

  7. The Beneficial Effects of Animals on Children With Autism

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Do children with autism disorders respond differently to animals?

  8. Encounters with Dead Pets: A Study of the Evolution of Grief

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    False recognitions of dead dogs and cats are common among grieving pet owners.

  9. Do Dog Owners REALLY Make Better Lovers?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    What does science say about the connection between love, sex and owning a dog?

  10. Did Eating Human Poop Play a Role in the Evolution of Dogs?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

  11. Tripping Over Pets Can Have Life-Changing Consequences

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Falls caused by pets can cause serious injuries, especially to the elderly.

  12. Does Having a Pet Make You More Attractive?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Research into the surprising connections between pet ownership and sex appeal.

  13. The Challenges and Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors

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    | Contributor(s):: Zazie Todd

  14. Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

  15. Dogs Can't Cure Cancer

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    What a new study found about the effects of dog visitations on cancer patients.

  16. The Psychological and Physical Benefits of Having a Pet

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise B. Miller

  17. Rethinking One Health, Part 2

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith, Kate Hodgson

    In this second part, Dr. Smith continues to describe the concept he recognized as fundamental to the human-animal bond during trip he took with his dog Beau to Alaska in 2007. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term, zooeyia.

  18. Rethinking One Health, Part 1

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith, Kate Hodgson

    During the trip to Alaska with his dog Beau in 2007, Dr. Smith tells how he recognized a concept so fundamental to the human-animal bond that it changed his whole outlook on One Health. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term,...

  19. The Alaska Highway: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 7 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, truckers and caribou seen in the Canadian Rockies were left behind as the pair crossed into the Yukon Territory to lodge at Whitehorse overnight.

  20. Why Do People Risk Their Own Health for Their Pets?

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    | Contributor(s):: Hal Herzog

    New study of pet owners who would refuse or delay COVID testing or treatment.