Pet Care

From Separate Beginnings to One Happy Family

For longtime animal lover Yasmine A., having pets around the house is a must. Which is why she decided to become a foster caregiver for the ASPCA in 2019. Every animal that came through Yasmine’s door was special to her, but there was something extra special about Kibbeh and Rupert. Kibbeh’s Story Kibbeh, a one-year-old […]

Pet Care

“One Health Certified” Food Label Misleads Consumers

The new year is unfortunately being accompanied by a new food label that is exploiting consumers’ concern for animal welfare. A misleading food labelling scheme known as One Health Certified™ (OHC) has recently been approved for use on chicken and turkey products and is now being used by a handful of grocery store chains, including […]

Health News

One in five Americans has an STD: CDC

According to 2018 data, one in five people in the United States probably carries a sexually transmitted infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. On any given day in 2018, nearly 68 million people had a sexually transmitted disease, according to the new CDC report. There were 26 million new cases that […]

Health News

Smoking killing one in three First Nations people

Smoking causes 50% of deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 45 years and over, and 37% of deaths at any age, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU). The study analyzed data from 1,388 people followed over 10 years, starting in 2006. “The results are shocking—smoking is killing […]

Personal Health

This Woman Touched One of the Hairy, Venomous Caterpillars Found in Virginia—And the Pain Felt Like a 'Scorching-Hot Knife'

As if 2020 hasn’t already put us through enough, there have been multiple sightings of a certain hairy-looking caterpillar in Virginia that can cause some serious damage and discomfort—and officials are warning residents to stay far, far away from them. In a Facebook post shared on October 6 by the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF), […]

Kids Health

The one tip you need to run a better Zoom meeting

By now, many of us have mastered the art of showing up to Zoom meetings with creative backgrounds, or clicking on the handy “Touch up my appearance” filter in the app’s video settings in order to project our best selves (via The Cut). But how do you ensure your meetings go beyond simply showing face? The key […]

Personal Health

Microbiome reveals the age of a Person

The complex communities of microbes that live on the skin, in the mouth and in the intestine, are influenced by factors such as diet, environment, and lifestyle. This may change in the course of life. Researchers have now shown that they can determine, on the basis of Multiple, the age of a Person. With the […]