FDA Hopes to Spare Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials
Under a new plan, the FDA hopes to make obsolete a certain type of drug trial that requires that the test dogs be euthanized. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vet School postgrad selected for the first ever national PhD Training Programme in antimicrobial resistance
A postgraduate student from the University of Bristol ’ s Veterinary School has been selected for the first ever national PhD Training Programme in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - launched by the Medical Research Foundation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research, Postgraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

New way to study swallowing could one day lead to improved treatments for ALS
(University of Missouri-Columbia) There is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, but new findings from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine are deepening researchers' understanding of a common ALS symptom: swallowing problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 16 'edible' flowers that may be deadly
Researchers from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration found that eating 16 out of 23 flowers that are particularly popular in Nordic cuisine can seriously damage a person's health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study sheds light on medicines storage practices on UK dairy farms
Researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by the British Veterinary Association, the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance, are calling for veterinary surgeons in the UK to work together with their farmer clients to remove expired and inappropriate veterinary medicines from farms and dispose of them appropriately. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research, Postgraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

New study sheds light on medicines storage practices on UK dairy farms
(University of Bristol) Researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by the British Veterinary Association, the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance, are calling for veterinary surgeons in the UK to work together with their farmer clients to remove expired and inappropriate veterinary medicines from farms and dispose of them appropriately. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Paws of War Launches Nations First Mobile Veterinary Clinic Exclusively for Veterans and First Responders
New York, NY –  Paws of War’s latest mission is to help veterans and first responders get the veterinary care they need for their pets that they may be having difficulty obtaining. On November 8, 2018, they will roll out the “Vets for Vets” program, which is a custom-designed RV that has been outfitted to be a mobile veterinary clinic. The mobile clinic, staffed by a veterinarian, will be on the move providing care to many veteran pets. “This is the first of its kind,” explains Robert Misseri, co-founder of Paws of War. “It’s exclusively for the pets of our disabled v...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paws of War (press release) Tags: Resiliency Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Paws of War Launches Nations First Mobile Veterinary Clinic Exclusively for Veterans and First Responders
New York, NY –  Paws of War’s latest mission is to help veterans and first responders get the veterinary care they need for their pets that they may be having difficulty obtaining. On November 8, 2018, they will roll out the “Vets for Vets” program, which is a custom-designed RV that has been outfitted to be a mobile veterinary clinic. The mobile clinic, staffed by a veterinarian, will be on the move providing care to many veteran pets. “This is the first of its kind,” explains Robert Misseri, co-founder of Paws of War. “It’s exclusively for the pets of our disabled v...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paws of War (press release) Tags: Resiliency Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Removing multi-resistant bacteria from sewage
(Karlsruher Institut f ü r Technologie (KIT)) According to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, 700 to 800 t of antibiotics are consumed annually in the field of human medicine alone. Consumption in the area of veterinary medicine even totals about 1700 t. This high consumption of antibiotics, however, leads to an increasing amount of multi-resistant bacteria that aggravate medical treatment of a disease. Via the sewage system, the resistant pathogens enter the environment and eventually return into human organisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Official partner to Cat Care for Life
Boehringer Ingelheim becomes an official partner to CatCareforLifeTheCatCareforLife program is a new worldwide initiative set up by the International Society of Feline MedicineIt aims to encourage cat owners to work with their veterinary clinics to maintain cats in the peak of health through all their life stagesBoehringer Ingelheim is committed to further improving the health and well-being of cats and helping educate veterinarians and cat owners (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 5, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

University of Bristol academics announced as Fellows of The Alan Turing Institute
Thirty academics from engineering, health sciences, mathematics, veterinary science, geographical sciences, computer science, arts and other disciplines join the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Source Type: news

Trading sex for sleep -- Aging dormice shorten their hibernation for more reproduction
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Edible dormice are extremely long-lived thanks to their seasonal dormancy with hibernation periods lasting between at six and eleven months. Factors influencing the variable duration, apart from specific environmental conditions, have so far been unknown. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna hypothesised that older animals should shorten their winter dormancy in favour of a reproductive advantage and confirmed this for both sexes in a database analysis, published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAFP releases new how to feed a cat consensus statement to the veterinary community
(SAGE) The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) today released the AAFP Consensus Statement, 'Feline Feeding Programs: Addressing Behavioral Needs to Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing' and accompanying client brochure to the veterinary community. The Consensus Statement, published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, explores the medical, social, and emotional problems that can result from the manner in which most cats are currently fed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mouse study suggests vaccine strategy for immunocompromised patients
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A study led by Som Nanjappa at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine identifies a cellular target that may improve efficacy in vaccines designed to protect immunocompromised individuals from potentially deadly opportunistic infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New test measures men's fertility
(Cornell University) At a time when more than half of male infertility cannot be explained by current methods, a new test developed by Androvia LifeSciences is able to measure male fertility. The proprietary Cap-Score Male Fertility Assay is based on research patented by the Travis lab at the Baker Institute for Animal Health and Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and was recently the subject of a study that appeared in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virtual reality brings dog's anatomy to life for veterinary students
(Virginia Tech) So she walked across the room and slipped on a virtual reality (VR) headset. Suddenly, she could see a large picture of a dog's lungs and skeletal structure floating in mid-air in front of her. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference – Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge
The Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois received a GMR Professional Development award for 3 CE courses at the annual conference, held September 26-28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. Attendees learned how to plan and develop working relationships in Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders, with Gwen Wilson, the Health Informatics Coordinator/Librarian at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Erin Foster, Data Services Librarian at the Indiana University School of Medicine provided information on Data Management in the Wild. A trio from the Univ...
Source: The Cornflower - October 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Conferences and Meetings Data Science Funding Source Type: news

Pioneering animal welfare approach with AssureWel
New guidance outlining a pioneering new approach for farm assurance schemes, retailers and farmers to improve animal welfare has been released following a six-year project with the Soil Association, RSPCA and University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

PPR virus poses threat to conservation
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A team of conservationists from the Royal Veterinary College, WCS, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna published a letter in this week's edition of the journal Science on the threat of the virus peste des petits ruminants (PPR) to conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Good for pets, too: Herbal treatment made from ferns can treat kidney stones in pets
(Natural News) It’s not just people who benefit from herbal medicine: Pets could use it as well, to great effect, according to a study published in the American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. In his paper, Sri Murwani of Brawijaya University in Indonesia suggests using the water clover (Marsilea crenata) — a type of fern native to Southeast Asia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New clinical trials seek treatments for canine cancers, may offer clues on human cancers
(Tufts University) Two studies into deadly cancers in dogs are now underway, offered through the newly formed Clinical Trials Office at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University. Dogs with spontaneous osteosarcoma, as well as dogs with mast cell tumors and solid tumors, may be eligible for enrollment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immune cells in triple-negative breast cancer offer potential therapeutic target
(University of Pennsylvania) New research led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's Rumela Chakrabarti reveals how immune cells called myeloid-derived immunosuppressor cells contribute to the progression of triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. Pairing chemotherapy with a drug that blocks these cells may one day help stem the cancer's spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Reasons Medtech Outsourcers Should Consider Cold Forming
This article covers the economic, strength, yield, and speed-to-market advantages of cold-formed components, especially compared with the capabilities of screw machining. The objective will be to provide potential new product design (NPD) engineers in outsource manufacturing environments an objective comparison from which to make informed decisions on micro-miniature component sourcing. NPD engineers rely heavily on design and manufacturing techniques learned through education, repeated application, and empirical success. Many alternate techniques are often approached with caution, particularly in medical and healthcare pr...
Source: MDDI - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Timothy Kardish Tags: Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news

Inauguration of new global center for veterinary vaccine R & D
Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates its new global centre for veterinary vaccine R&D in Lyon, France70 million euro investment reinforces the company ’s leading position in the veterinary vaccine marketThe new R&D center of 14,500 square meters is a high-tech facility employing more than 200 employees (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - October 10, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Veterinary college researcher awarded grant to study herpes simplex virus
(Virginia Tech) HSV1 and HSV2 are highly contagious and incurable. The viruses establish latency in sensory and autonomic neurons (nerve cells), from which they can reactivate to cause recurrent disease, affecting more than 250 million people in the U.S. alone, according to Bertke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Calling all budding vets and vet nurses
Aspiring vets and vet nurses will have the opportunity to explore and experience life as a student and find out what it's like to work in veterinary medicine at the Bristol Veterinary School on Saturday 27 October. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life, Undergraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Human and animal bites - Bula-Rudas FJ, Olcott JL.
In the United States, nearly 56% of households owned a pet in 2011 according to the 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership& Demographics Sourcebook by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The survey also reports that approximately 70 million dogs and 74 m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ancient Teeth Tell the History of Equine Dentistry
Researchers studied 3,000-year-old skeletal remains from Mongolia to understand the origins of veterinary dental practices. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Veterinarians 3D-Printed Part of a Skull for a Dog With Cancer
When Dr. Michelle Oblak, a veterinary surgical oncologist at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), first met Patches, the dachshund was suffering from a cancerous skull tumor so large, it was weighing down her head and beginning to encroach on her brain and eye socket. The tumor had to come out — but removing it would also mean removing part of Patches’ skull. So, in a North American veterinary first, according to an announcement from OVC, Oblak 3D-printed her a replacement. “The technology has grown so quickly, and to be able to offer this incredible, customized, state-of-the...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized animals healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Managing sheep scab in UK flocks: there may be trouble ahead
Parasites, including sheep mites, remain one of the most important limitations to animal health, welfare and productivity. A University of Bristol research paper about managing scab mites in UK sheep flocks has been presented with an Impact Award by the Vet Record, the official journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

An integrated response to food-borne disease
Human welfare is closely linked to the health of animals and the environment. An EU-funded joint research programme has been created to align developments in medicine, veterinary science and consumer health protection to tackle food-borne health threats in a more integrated way across Europe. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 20, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

'High-yield' farming costs the environment less than previously thought – and could help spare habitats
New findings suggest that more intensive agriculture might be the " least bad " option for feeding the world while saving its species – provided use of such " land-efficient " systems prevents further conversion of wilderness to farmland. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

AVMA recognizes UTCVM's Rouse with Lifetime Excellence in Research Award
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Dr. Barry Rouse, veterinarian and an immunologist in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Services at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the American Veterinary Medical Association's Lifetime Excellence in Research Award. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cheshire couple spend £12k for labrador's open heart surgery
The Royal Veterinary College said the double bypass was the first operation of its kind on a dog. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zoobiquity Colorado
(Colorado State University) Zoobiquity Colorado will take place Oct. 5 and 6. This national meeting, focusing on regenerative medicine advances, is built on a One Health concept designed to bring together leading clinicians and scientists in human and veterinary medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

TGen-led canine melanoma study identifies genetic basis of disease; potential drug targets
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) TGen and its collaborators from across the nation used multiple genomic analysis techniques to identify several gene mutations that could be the keys to what drives melanoma in dogs. Following the path from human melanoma, the findings of recurring molecular changes in canine melanoma can help veterinary physicians pinpoint potential new treatments for dogs. Likewise, human physicians will view these changes in light of the type of melanoma that occurs in non-sun exposed areas in the mouth, or other mucosal surfaces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New research could reduce primate electrocutions and help conservation strategies
New research has mapped and analysed the incidence of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya to identify hotspot areas that should be prioritised to reduce the risk of electric shock. The study could also inform conservation strategies in other parts of the world where primate electrocutions are common. Electrocution threatens a wide range of primate species across the world and the hazard could become more widespread as species are increasingly restricted to human-dominated landscapes. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research, Postgraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

New Brain Cancer Treatment For Dogs Could Someday Help Humans
BLACKSBURG, Va. (CBS Local/CBS News) – Sen. John McCain died Saturday after a year-long battle with glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer. It is rare, with only about 20,000 cases in the U.S. each year. It’s the same type of aggressive cancer that claimed the life of his Senate colleague and friend Ted Kennedy in 2009. Glioblastoma can be very difficult to treat and a cure it is often not possible. Researchers are working on developing new treatment options and one regimen is currently being tested on dogs with a canine version of the cancer. Researchers at the Virginia-Maryl...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Brain Cancer Cancer Treatment Dogs John McCain Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Scientists develop alternative treatment for peripheral artery disease
(Louisiana State University) Cristina Sabliov, LSU Biological and Agricultural Engineering professor, and Tammy Dugas, professor in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, have joined forces to fight peripheral artery disease, or PAD, an ailment affecting 8 million Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dogs: Our best friends in sickness and in health
Dogs really are a person's best friend — not least because they impact both our physical and our mental health. In this Spotlight, we explain why and how. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

First Case Of Dog Flu Confirmed In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – Dog owners are being urged to vaccinate their pets as the first case of canine flu this year has been confirmed in Massachusetts. A six-month-old poodle was treated and released on Aug. 14 after a two-day stay at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center. The MSPCA is urging owners of at-risk dogs to consider vaccinating their pets against the highly contagious virus for added protection. Veterinarians estimate that the the vaccine is about 60 percent effective. Dr. Virginia Sinnott of Angell’s Emergency & Critical Care Unit examines a dog after Massachusetts saw its first confirmed case...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Angell Animal Medical Center dog flu MSPCA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are the 'sluggish' more likely to survive?
New research asks which species are more likely to be able to survive environmental changes. Data on mollusks suggest that metabolic rates may be a factor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Innovate UK awards for studies into sustainable livestock production and improving chicken welfare
Bristol Vet School has been awarded two Innovate UK grants totalling nearly £ 160k for studies that aim to further our progress towards sustainable livestock production and improve broiler chicken welfare. The projects will use the new £ 1M CIEL poultry house, funded by the CIEL. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School Source Type: news

In-store veterinary clinics plan ambitious expansion
A national chain of veterinary centers that has partnered with Walmart on 20 co-located clinics says it plans to expand to more than 1,000 locations in the next five years.   PetIQ Inc. (NASDAQ:PETQ), owner of the VetIQ Petcare Wellness Center clinics, said its expansion will include locations at Walmart and other retailers. A Walmart spokesman told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that the company is gauging customer response to existing with locations before proceedin g with expansion plans. Pet… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Pet project: Portland-based accelerator taps 6 animal services startups
A new Portland-based accelerator program has revealed the six "growing pet technology ecosystem" companies that will participate in it. Leap Venture Studio will feature "a diverse mix of next generation entrepreneurs and startups looking to shape the future of pet care across nutrition, veterinary diagnostics, on-demand services, and medicines and supplements." The effort is led by Mars Petcare, which owns Banfield Pet Hospital, a s well as the nonprofit Michelson Found Animals Foundation and R/GA… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Are pet owners abusing animals to get opioids?
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Veterinarians in Colorado are concerned that some of their clients may have intentionally hurt their pets in the hopes of receiving prescription painkillers, according to a recent survey conducted by the Center for Health, Work& Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health and a local veterinary association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

It ’s Not Yet Clear How to Boost the Microbiome. But Diet Is the Best Bet
The gut microbiome—the billions of bacteria that live inside the human digestive tract—is the focus of some of today’s most exciting and compelling medical research. Studies have linked microbiome-related imbalances to health conditions ranging from depression and Parkinson’s disease to heart disease. Some researchers have even started referring to the microbiome as a “forgotten organ” because of the indispensable role it plays in human health. It’s fairly clear that the foods a person eats—or doesn’t eat—can affect the composition of his or her microbiome. Resear...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cat lovers, this is how a feline friend can boost your health
Cats are loved for their elegance, their calming purrs, and the sweetness of their cuddles, but do you know how they can actually improve your health? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Malaysia reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak on farm: OIE
Malaysia has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in the eastern region of Sabah, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Malaysia's veterinary authorities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

From sharks to chimps to moon bears: tales of a supervet
Romain Pizzi, who pioneered keyhole surgery for animals, is arguably the most versatile and inventive vet in the worldIn 2012, the conservation charityFree the Bears approachedRomain Pizzi, one of the most innovative wildlife surgeons in Europe, with an unusual patient. A specialist in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery – until recently rare in veterinary medicine – Pizzi has operated on giraffes and tarantulas, penguins and baboons, giant tortoises and at least one shark, and maintains a reputation for taking on cases others won’t. If you’re in possession of a tiger with gallstones, or a suspiciously s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Franklin-Wallis Tags: Animals Animal welfare Source Type: news