Many dogs and humans share the same problem: They're overweight. So why not work out together? That's the strategy at the K9 Fit Club, a new business in Illinois that promises healthy rewards for dogs and their owners.
AFP (Aug. 1, 2012) A new fashion for having dogs as pets - rather than for dinner - is taking off in Vietnam. Pampered pooches can now be seen all over the country's capital, but even loving owners themselves find it ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 12, 2015) Veterinary scientists in Chile are testing a contraceptive vaccine for dogs, for use on both male and female pooches, which they say will help reduce the problem of pet over-population. Roselle Chan ... watch video
AP (Mar. 23, 2016) It's well-known that therapy animals can soothe the nerves of anxious hospital patients, but now researchers at one Chicago hospital are trying to learn if petting these pooches can lower the stress ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 27, 2014) After more than two decades, the Federal Drug Administration is moving to change nutrition labels to help fight obesity and fit modern eating habits.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 15, 2015) In a twist on the norm, invasive species in the Galapagos Islands appear to be a good thing for giant tortoises. Researchers have found that non-native fruits and grasses are keeping the endangered ... watch video
Sep. 30, 2016 CDC today announced updates to its interim guidance for pre-pregnancy counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika based on ongoing assessment of available data, primarily extending the ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Plants cannot simply relocate to better surroundings when their environmental conditions are no longer suitable. Instead, they have developed sophisticated molecular adaptation mechanisms. Scientists ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Vitamin D supplementation can reduce the severity of tuberculosis (TB) in wild boar and red deer, new research shows. Wild boar and red deer are key hosts of TB and transmit the disease to cattle and ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fueling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus in England, ... read more
July 13, 2015 One in four dogs competing in the world's largest canine show (Crufts) is overweight, despite the perception that entrants are supposed to represent ideal specimens of their breed, reveals ... read more
Jan. 17, 2013 Using data collected about Labrador Retrievers, new research is beginning to quantify the health, illnesses, and veterinary care of dogs. To date the long term (longitudinal) study of canine diseases ... read more