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How to Keep Your Pet Safe While Doing Your Spring Cleaning
Between indoor cleaning and garden planning, there are some potential dangers to our pets’ health. Knowing what to avoid can save you both some trouble.
New Study Finds Higher Cancer Rates Among Military Pilots and Ground Crews
A recently released Pentagon study shows that military aircrew and ground crews both face higher overall rates of cancer, with a substantially higher rate for certain forms of cancer.
Endangered Mexican Wolves Reach Population Milestone in New Mexico and Arizona
Mexican wolves have been listed as endangered since 1976. Over the past few years, their population has been rising substantially, and now they’ve officially passed the 200 mark.
Having a Pet Can Really Mess with Your Sleep, Study Finds
Sleeping with a pet can be comforting, for them and for us, but a new study finds the arrangement could impact our sleep quality.
Soccer Players Found to Have Higher Risk of Developing Dementia
There’s been a lot of research lately on the brain health of American football players, but what about athletes who play another type of football? A Swedish study investigated the topic.
New Mexico Wildlife Agency Says It’s Looking for ‘Professional Bear Huggers’
There are some pretty mundane jobs out there. A state wildlife agency may have just advertised for one of the more interesting positions, though.
90-Year-Old Tortoise From Critically Endangered Species Becomes First Time Dad
Radiated tortoises are critically endangered, but one aging member of the species – named Mr. Pickles – has helped add a few more members to the ranks.
How to Help Forests on This International Day of Forests
March 21 is the International Day of Forests. It’s a day to celebrate the importance of forests, including their environmental and health benefits, and to push for policies that protect them.
Bad Sleep Habits in Midlife Can Lower Brain Volume and Worsen Cognitive Health, Study Finds
Getting insufficient sleep is fairly common, with many of us struggling with it at some point. Even dealing with this issue at a younger age may have big impacts on our brains, though.
Two Diets Found to Reduce Hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease in the Brain
Amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. New research finds that there are two diets that may limit these plaques and tangles in the brain.
Having Both Diabetes and Tooth Loss May Hasten Cognitive Decline
Complete tooth loss is common, impacting nearly 20% of Americans aged 65 and older. A new study finds that when coupled with diabetes, this issue can have substantial impacts on brain health.
Greater Light Exposure Before Bedtime May Increase Gestational Diabetes Risk
Gestational diabetes is on the rise, and new research finds that something seemingly harmless may be playing a role.
Being Exposed to a Hurricane May Increase Risk of Death for Dementia Patients
Living through a serious hurricane comes with immediate threats, as well as major changes while people try to get their lives back on track. A new study finds these issues may impact dementia mortality.
New FDA Mammogram Rule Requires Facilities to Inform Patients if They Have Dense Breasts
Having dense breasts is linked with a higher risk of breast cancer. It can also make reading mammograms more difficult. The FDA aims to address this with a new rule.
Elk Politely Cross Road at ‘Elk Crossing’ Sign
If you’re going to cross the road, you may as well do so with as many manners as possible, like this herd of elk.
Sweet ‘Couch Potato’ Lab Mix Still Waiting for Forever Home After Two Years with Rescue
Mom has been with a few different fosters in her two years with Cypress Lucky Mutt Rescue. She’s had fun, but she’s ready to loaf around with a forever family.
How to Help Rivers on This International Day of Action For Rivers
March 14 is International Day of Action for Rivers. It’s a day to celebrate the significance of rivers and to advocate for their health.
Factor Released During Exercise Helps Suppress Breast Cancer Tumors, Study Finds
Exercise has been linked with plenty of benefits for cancer patients. A new study may have identified a biological response that helps explain why.
Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Plant-Based, Low-Carb Diets May Live Longer
Diet is important in managing type 2 diabetes. A new study also shows how dietary choices can impact patients’ risk of premature death.
Green Tea Molecule May Have Led Researchers to a New Alzheimer’s Treatment Approach
Alzheimer’s has no cure, and researchers continue to look for more treatment options. In a new study, something found in green tea was the starting point.
Study Finds Many Smokers Are Unaware That Quitting May Lower Dementia Risk
People generally know there’s a connection between smoking and lung diseases or cancer, but many may not be aware that smoking can impact brain health.
TSA’s Instagram Shares ‘Cat-astrophe’ After Another Traveler Puts Pet Through X-Ray Screening
Just after a TSA reminder not to send pets through x-ray screening, it’s happened again. TSA’s Instagram highlighted the event, involving an unharmed cat. Their page also includes other punny pet travel tips.
March is Adopt a Guinea Pig Month, Learn Some Fun Facts About These Sociable Pets
Guinea pigs are a popular pet, which isn’t surprising, considering how clever and fun they can be. Learn a bit more about them, and you may be tempted to adopt a pair, too.
Senior Dog Abandoned at Shelter Lives Out Last Days with a Bucket List
Biggs was on death row, as a senior dog with some health problems who was abandoned at a shelter. An organization rescued him, though, and he’s having love-filled adventures until his time comes.
Black Dementia Patients Less Apt to Receive Disease-Related Medications, Study Finds
Black Americans are twice as likely to develop dementia as white Americans. A new study finds there’s also a disparity in how often they receive prescriptions for medications that help with the disease.
3-Year-Old English Setter Has World’s Longest Dog Tongue
Bisbee’s favorite pastimes include chasing yellowjackets, cuddling with his people, barking at delivery drivers, and casually setting world records.
World Health Organization Launches Plan to Prevent 2.5 Million Breast Cancer Deaths By 2040
More than 2 million breast cancer cases are diagnosed globally each year, and the mortality rates in low-income countries are troubling. WHO has laid out some steps aimed at addressing this and saving lives.
New Map Shows ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in More Than 330 Different Wildlife Species
PFAS, often called forever chemicals, have been found far and wide, even in people. A new study has mapped their prevalence in wildlife, showing that hundreds of species have been contaminated.
Over Age 50, BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Still Linked with Higher Cancer Risk
BRCA mutations are linked with a significantly higher lifetime risk of cancer. People often associate them with cancer onset at a younger age, but a new study shows the risk remains among older women.
Animal Protection Organization Sets World Record with Pet Vaccination Event
Pet vaccinations are important, keeping our dogs and cats safe from plenty of illnesses. A recent event got those needed shots to pets in South Carolina, and it set a world record in the process.
Their Swims Can Last for Days, and Other Interesting Facts About Polar Bears
February 27 is International Polar Bear Day. To mark the occasion, learn something new about the largest bear species!
Regular Laxative Use May Increase Your Dementia Risk By 50 Percent
Laxatives are a common tool for addressing constipation, but a new study finds that if you use them too much, it may impact your brain health.
Mistletoe Extract for Advanced Cancer Treatment? A Johns Hopkins Study Investigates
Mistletoe extract has long been used to treat a variety of conditions, with some cancer patients also being prescribed this treatment. A new study investigated its safety and effectiveness.
California Coastal City Bans Balloons to Protect Environment
Balloons can harm marine life, increase wildfire risk, and litter coastlines. A city in Southern California has become the latest to tackle the issue with a ban.
Oldest European Hedgehog Found by Citizen Scientists, Breaks Former Age Record By Seven Years
Researchers led a citizen science project to better understand the population of European hedgehogs in Denmark. There were a few interesting discoveries.
Adventure Cat Doesn’t Let Her Blindness Stop Her From Exploring the World
Sophie has a condition that left her blind from birth. Despite that, she still maneuvers through unfamiliar terrain without an issue.