Pet Care

Are You Looking for a Valentine?

Valentine, aka Val, is a social little guy who loves attention, is very smart, outgoing and playfully curious. He takes some time to warm up to people but once he does, he will be your best friend! Val loves to play with toys–including pipe cleaners, string and feather wand toys, balls and laser pointers–and other […]

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Are Succulents Safe to Have Around Pets?

With many people spending more time at home, interest in adding some greenery to indoor spaces has only skyrocketed. And why not? Plants provide numerous benefits, from adding some visual interest, to helping with mental health and some even clean the air. For those with pets at home, having plants may be a little more […]

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Study finds psychiatric disorders persist 15 years after youth are detained

A new study shows that youth arrested as juveniles with psychiatric disorders that remain untreated, struggle with mental health and successful outcomes well beyond adolescence. Research from Northwestern Medicine shows nearly two-thirds of males and more than one-third of females with one or more existing psychiatric disorders when they entered detention, still had a disorder […]

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Six pregnancy complications are among red flags for heart disease later in life

Six pregnancy-related complications—high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, preterm delivery, small-for-gestational-age delivery, pregnancy loss or placental abruption—increase a woman’s risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. The statement calls for vigorous prevention of these risk […]

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Saved… the jaws that are wrecked by radiotherapy

Saved… the jaws that are wrecked by radiotherapy: Patients could be spared risky surgery on fractures by breakthrough drug combo Cancer treatment can lead to issues with blood vessels connected to lower jaw This can trigger infections in the bone and, in extreme cases, jaw fractures But study finds giving patients two common drugs halts […]

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These Sisters Are Ready to Find a New Home Together!

Feather and Spot are shy girls who can be nervous in new places and with new people. However, since they came to our Los Angeles foster program in November 2020, their foster caregiver has worked closely with our staff to show Feather and Spot that life with humans isn’t so bad! Both Feather and Spot […]

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Diverse neural signals are key to rich visual information

Visual sensation begins at the retina, which is the neural tissue located at the back of eyeballs. It has been known that the retina detects light using photoreceptors which are light-sensitive nerve cells.In case of retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration, those light sensing neurons are gradually damaged, leading to […]

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Almost 40% of university students surveyed are addicted to their phones

A team of researchers at King’s College London has found that nearly 40% of students surveyed exhibited symptoms of addiction to their smartphone. In their paper published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, the researchers describe their study and what they found. Smartphones have become pervasive in virtually all advanced societies around the world. And as features […]

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Can I gather with friends and family after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Can I travel? Here are what health experts say.

The U.S. is inching closer to herd immunity almost two months into the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with more than one million Americans getting vaccinated per day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But with a large portion of the population still waiting to get vaccinated and questions around asymptomatic spread, immunized Americans […]