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Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in animals. This category includes news on animal-related studies, pet food recalls, animal diseases, new advances in vet

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How cats could help to treat HIV

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

A study has unraveled the structure of a protein that fuels drug resistance in feline immunodeficiency virus. The finding may lead to new HIV treatments.

Platypus milk: The key to preventing deadly infections?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Everyone knows that the platypus is an oddball. However, platypus milk might help us find a solution to a pressing problem: antibiotic resistance.

How can we overcome loneliness?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Loneliness is an epidemic and a major risk factor for premature death, recent research suggests. So what can we do to prevent and overcome it?

How to identify papular urticaria

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Learn about papular urticaria, a skin reaction to insect bites. We examine the symptoms and causes of the condition, along with treatment and prevention.

Squirrels and stroke treatment: What's the connection?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The process by which the brains of ground squirrels are protected against low oxygen during hibernation could lead to a new treatment for ischemic stroke.

Your dog could help you live longer

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Your pooch is not just great company. A new study finds that our four-legged friends could reduce the likelihood of premature death.

Bugs in the basement? Here's why

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study of arthropods in 50 U.S. homes suggests that their diversity is influenced more by access to the outdoors than the behavior of human residents.

Six surprising health risks in your home

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PDT

The home is a safe haven, but are we aware of the health risks hidden in its nooks and crannies? Here we investigate the less obvious domestic hazards.

How does rabies cause aggression?

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research investigates the molecular mechanism that allows the rabies virus to induce aggressive behavior in the infected host.

Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life.

Should you snuggle with your dog at night?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the divisive question: should you sleep with your dog? The answer is twofold: yes, but your own bed should be off-limits.

Pictures of cute animals may boost marital satisfaction

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learning to associate spouses with unrelated positive stimuli - such as pictures of puppies - could help to improve marital satisfaction, study suggests.

Snake venom could lead to safer blood clot prevention

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a protein in the venom of the Tropidolaemus wagleri snake may lead to a safer antiplatelet medication.

Dogs: Personal trainers for older owners?

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older dog owners walk more than non-dog owners, according to a new study, adding further evidence that owning a dog is good for our health.

Six ways your pet can boost health and well-being

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Our pets not only bring us joy and companionship, they offer benefits for health and well-being, too. We take a closer look at what these are.

Declawing linked to aggression and other abnormal behaviors in cats

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Declaw surgery (onychectomy) is illegal in many countries but is still a surprisingly common practice in some.

Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new peptide inspired by the blood of Komodo dragons killed two strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and hastened wound-healing in a new mouse study.

Resistance to antibiotic of last resort found in human pathogens infecting dogs

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Tigecycline is an antibiotic of last resort - one that is used when all others have failed.

Pets alter infants' microbiota to lower risk of allergies, obesity

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that children exposed to pets before and just after birth showed changes in gut bacteria linked to lower risk of allergies and obesity.

Reverse zoonosis: Can you make your pet sick?

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

It is well known that animals can, sometimes, pass diseases to humans. However, it is a lesser known fact that humans can also infect animals.

Immune study in chickens reveals key hurdle for Campylobacter vaccine effort

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan.

New test detects early stage of wasting disease in cattle

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have identified a more sensitive test for detecting the early...

Trichomonosis: A conundrum in cats

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Over the past two decades, the protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus has come to be recognised as a cause of chronic colitis in cats in many countries worldwide.

Spider venom peptide could prevent stroke-induced brain damage

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a peptide found in venom from the funnel web spider - called Hi1a - may protect against brain injury caused by stroke.

Investigational vaccine protects cattle from respiratory syncytial virus

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A novel vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, protected cattle from respiratory syncytial...