Pet Care

Our Malta Is Even Better Than the Island!

Sure, the island is beautiful, but a trip to the ASPCA to meet our Malta is even better! Malta came to the ASPCA from a home with many other cats where she likely had very little—if any—experience with people. She is still getting used to petting and enjoys spending time near the people she trusts, […]

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More than 1.5 MILLION children lost a caregiver due to COVID-19

More than 1.5 MILLION children around the world lost a parent, grandparent or caregiver due to COVID-19, study finds More than 1.5 million children lost a parent, grandparent or primary caregiver due to COVID-19, a new study estimates  Researchers at the CDC and Imperial College London made this estimate based on Covid mortality and fertility […]

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Long COVID affecting more than half of patients six months on

Research has revealed non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients continue to present symptoms long after infection and even more have blood biochemical abnormalities. Scientists working at the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) have investigated the blood chemistry of patients three months after the acute disease phase of COVID-19 and found persistent systematic changes that relate to ongoing symptoms […]

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Stroke rate four times higher in Black adults than whites

Black middle-aged adults had an incidence rate of stroke 4 times higher than that of white middle-aged adults, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published March 29 in Hypertension. The large national prospective study highlights the need to raise awareness among young and middle-aged Black adults about the impact of high blood pressure, called hypertension, […]

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High speed air hand dryers spread contamination more than paper towels

High speed air dryers not only leave more contamination on poorly washed hands compared to paper towels, but during hand drying, they can also spread germs onto clothing, ultimately transferring more bacteria to other surfaces, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology […]

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Heart attack diagnosis missed in women more often than in men

Chest pain is misdiagnosed in women more frequently than in men, according to research presented today at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The study also found that women with chest pain were more likely than men to wait over 12 hours before seeking medical […]

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Weight Loss Shows Up Faster Than You Think

It’s natural the moment you go on a weight loss program to want to see results right away. If you’re going about losing weight in a sensible way—meaning you’re using a sustainable approach and not a fad diet that’s too low on calories and nutrients—you’re probably going to notice some kind of weight loss pretty […]