Pet Care

ASPCA Represents Wild Horse and Burro Proposal at U.S. Senate Hearing

blog_wild-horse-proposal_071919_main.jpg In a historic milestone for America’s iconic wild horses and burros, ASPCA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Nancy Perry, testified this week before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining about the path forward to humane and sustainable management of these beloved animals.  In her remarks, Perry established […]

Kids Health

U.S. parents worried about child’s communication skills

(HealthDay)—One-quarter of parents with children younger than age 8 years are concerned about their child’s ability to communicate, according to poll results released by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Between March 20 and March 27, 2019, YouGov conducted an online survey on behalf of ASHA. The nationally representative sample included 1,103 parents with children between […]

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E-cigarettes used in 5 percent of U.S. homes with kids

(HealthDay)—As e-cigarettes gain fans, children may be losing out. New research suggests that vaping parents expose children to secondhand fumes that may be as harmful as tobacco smoke. Nearly 5% of U.S. adults living with children use e-cigarettes, according to the study. And many of those kids have asthma. “Although e-cigarette aerosols are commonly perceived […]

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U.S. Doctor Released From Omaha Hospital After Ebola Monitoring

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 — An American doctor who was monitored for 21 days after possible Ebola exposure did not develop the deadly disease and has been released from the Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, officials say. The unidentified doctor’s possible exposure to Ebola occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is […]

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Intimate-partner domestic violence in the U.S.

Statistics on domestic violence show the wide scope of the problem. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that U.S. residents 12 years of age or older were victims of domestic violence in more than 1.1 million cases in 2016. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than one in three […]

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U.S. birth rates continue to drop as age of new moms rises

(HealthDay)—American women are having fewer children, and they’re having them later in life, a new government report shows. “Overall, we saw continuing decreasing trends in total fertility,” said report author Danielle Ely, a health statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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Junk Food Consumption Increases The Risk Of Depression, Study Finds

Multi-country study calls for GPs to give dietary advice as part of depression treatment An analysis of 41 multi-country studies has found that a diet high in junk food raises the risk of developing depression, reports The Guardian. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, took place in Britain, Spain, and Australia. Researchers examined […]

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ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows. However, it’s still an open question whether all of these diagnoses represent a true increase in ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) among kids, said […]

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, […]