Pet Care

Adoption Event in California Helps More Animals Find Loving Homes

Last week, the ASPCA attended an annual adoption event in Torrance, California, where five lucky dogs and one rabbit from Carson Animal Care and Control found loving homes. Susan Riggs, ASPCA Senior Director of State Legislation, helped organize the event and attended with fellow ASPCA employees, Ashley Chengerian, Digital Assets Senior Manager, and Cindy Kreeger, […]

Health News

Cognitive disability most prevalent type in young adults

(HealthDay)—Cognitive disability is the most prevalent disability type among young adults, while middle-aged and older adults have the highest prevalence of mobility disability, according to a report published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Catherine A. Okoro, Ph.D., from the CDC in […]

Health Problems

New assay to detect genetic abnormalities in sarcomas outperforms conventional techniques

Sarcomas are rare tumors that are often misdiagnosed. Specific recurrent chromosomal rearrangements, known as translocations, can serve as essential diagnostic markers and are found in about 20 percent of sarcomas. Identification of these translocations helps establish a correct diagnosis and guides treatment. A report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a new assay, anchored […]

Health Problems

U.S. measles outbreak hits 107 cases in 21 states, D.C.

(HealthDay)—A measles outbreak that’s so far affected 21 states and the District of Columbia is being investigated by U.S. health officials. As of July 14, there had been 107 cases reported since the start of the year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The cases have been in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, […]

Health News

A Wilderness Expert’s Keys to Safety in the Great Outdoors

SATURDAY, Aug. 18, 2018 — Some simple steps can reduce danger when you venture into the great outdoors, an expert says. “Knowing your limits, not trying to do too much, knowing where you’re going and what you might encounter there and being aware of the environment you’re in are the best ways to avoid problems […]