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 […]

Pet Care

Happy Endings for a Trio of Neglected Shar-Peis

Rocket in his new home. Animals predisposed to genetic problems often have inherent health challenges. For three Shar-Peis treated at the ASPCA during the COVID-19 pandemic, severe neglect by their former owner only exacerbated their existing genetic issues. The ASPCA was contacted by Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC about two of their animals in […]

Health News

Probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus shows promise for treating inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions

Intestinal epithelial tight junctions (TJs) act as a functional and structural barrier against harmful antigens that promote intestinal inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammatory conditions of the gut. A defective intestinal TJ barrier, sometimes known as “leaky gut,” plays an important role in exacerbating and prolonging intestinal inflammation. New research reported in […]

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Probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus shows promise for treating inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions

Intestinal epithelial tight junctions (TJs) act as a functional and structural barrier against harmful antigens that promote intestinal inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammatory conditions of the gut. A defective intestinal TJ barrier, sometimes known as “leaky gut,” plays an important role in exacerbating and prolonging intestinal inflammation. New research reported in […]

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A new treatment for rare muscular disease

Rare diseases are sometimes the most difficult to treat because of a lack of research and fewer participants to study. An example would be those who have Pompe disease, a genetic condition when a body can’t make a protein that breaks down a complex sugar, called glycogen, for energy. Too much glycogen builds up and […]