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 Problems

Working memory might be more flexible than previously thought

Breaking with the long-held idea that working memory has fixed limits, a new study by researchers at Uppsala University and New York University suggests that these limits adapt themselves to the task that one is performing. The results are presented in the scientific journal eLife. You can read this sentence from beginning to end without […]

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Wearable devices: Useful medical insights or just more data?

Wearable devices are increasingly bought to track and measure health and sports performance: from the number of steps walked each day to a person’s metabolic efficiency, from the quality of brain function to the quantity of oxygen inhaled while asleep. But the truth is we know very little about how well these sensors and machines […]

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CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 — There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of patients with high cholesterol over age 60 years taking lipid-lowering medications from 2005 to 2016, but such increases have not been seen among younger patients with high cholesterol, according to a QuickStats report published in the July 13 issue of […]

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Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

One of the most contentious areas of health policy over the past two decades has been the safety of vaccination. Vaccines prevent the outbreak of diseases that used to be widespread, like polio, and scientific consensus strongly supports their safety. Yet many Americans refuse or delay the vaccination of their children out of fear that […]