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Article ID: 720479

Who Is Rescuing Whom? Dog Ownership and Cardiovascular Health

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dhruv S. Kazi, MD, MSc, MS, Associate Director of the Smith Center for Outcomes Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes an accompanying editorial about two new reports showing an association of dog ownership with a better outcome after a major cardiovascular event.

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9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Virus may jump species through rock-and-roll motion with receptors
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    23-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 719434

Virus may jump species through rock-and-roll motion with receptors

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

The researchers used a sophisticated electron microscope that can take pictures of structures at the atomic level to examine the virus as it interacted with the transferrin receptor, or TfR, a protein on the surface of the cell that helps manage a body’s iron uptake.

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23-Sep-2019 11:20 AM EDT
Newswise: Facility Dog ‘Shetland’ Helps Next Generation of Health Care Providers

Article ID: 719395

Facility Dog ‘Shetland’ Helps Next Generation of Health Care Providers

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Future military health care providers are learning new ways to care for patients thanks to the help of a two-year-old Golden Labrador Retriever mix named Shetland. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) recently welcomed Shetland as its very own facility dog – making its F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine the first medical school to have a permanent, live-in facility dog.

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20-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 719281

Overweight Danes are more likely to have overweight dogs according to new research

University of Copenhagen

A new study from the University of Copenhagen reports that the prevalence of overweight dogs is markedly larger among overweight owners than among normal weight owners.

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19-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Meet the newest employees of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Puggle and Huckleberry

Article ID: 719214

Meet the newest employees of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Puggle and Huckleberry

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

This week, staff at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital welcomed their two newest colleagues, Huckleberry, a Golden Doodle, and Puggle, a Golden Retriever. They are the first hires in the newly launched St. Jude Paws at Play facility dog program.

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19-Sep-2019 8:20 AM EDT
Newswise: Aw, Shucks: K-State Vet Says Corn on the Cob No Treat for Dogs

Article ID: 718595

Aw, Shucks: K-State Vet Says Corn on the Cob No Treat for Dogs

Kansas State University

Corn on the cob is a treat that many people enjoy each summer. But a Kansas State University veterinarian says don't share that cob with your dog.

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6-Sep-2019 5:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718574

Feeding dogs and cats with raw food is not considered a significant source of infections

University of Helsinki

An extensive international survey conducted at the University of Helsinki indicates that pet owners do not consider raw food to considerably increase infection risk in their household.

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6-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: Quinn the Goose Dog Enrolls in College

Article ID: 718566

Quinn the Goose Dog Enrolls in College

Wichita State University

Say goodbye to the poop-covered walking paths on campus and hello to the newest member of campus, Quinn, the mighty goose dog.

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6-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: The Pet Effect: FSU Researchers Find Furry Friends Ease Depression, Loneliness After Spousal Loss

Article ID: 718475

The Pet Effect: FSU Researchers Find Furry Friends Ease Depression, Loneliness After Spousal Loss

Florida State University

As Healthy Aging Month is underway this September, Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults.The study, funded by The Gerontological Society of America and the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and published in The Gerontologist, examined depressive symptoms and loneliness among people age 50 and older who experienced the loss of a spouse through death or divorce.

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4-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 717969

Der beste Freund Ihres Herzens: Der Besitz eines Hundes wird mit einer besseren kardiovaskulären Gesundheit in Zusammenhang gebracht

Mayo Clinic

Der Besitz eines Haustieres kann nach der ersten Analyse von Daten aus der Studie „Kardiozive Brno 2030“ zur Erhaltung eines gesunden Herzens beitragen, insbesondere wenn es sich bei diesem Haustier um einen Hund handelt. Die Studie untersucht den Zusammenhang von der Haustierhaltung - insbesondere der Hundehaltung - mit Risikofaktoren für kardiovaskuläre Erkrankungen und die kardiovaskuläre Gesundheit.

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26-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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