Pet Care

You Have to Meet Gusto!

Mucho Gusto! If you have a soft spot for sweet seniors, you have to meet Gusto! With his tiny feet and disproportionate body, Gusto has been affectionately described as a “misshapen potato of love!” He greets everyone with chirps and meows and enjoys sitting on laps, receiving rubs and scratches and sending the occasional email […]

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Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine a few weeks later. But the 88-year-old is still waiting. She was infected with […]

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Five ways to keep vaccine cold storage equipment safe from hackers

Electronics in the “cold chain” that health systems use to keep items like COVID-19 vaccines ultra-cold during storage and transport are surprisingly vulnerable to hacking, but there are ways that health systems can protect themselves. A University of Michigan study commissioned by a major health system found that an attacker located near equipment like freezers […]

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Canoe Wants to Float on Home with You!

Will you take a chance on Canoe? Canoe’s still learning how to be a dog, and according to one of our volunteers, he “still has so much to learn but has a good heart and disposition.”  This good-natured pup shows affection after being out and about for a while, leaning into and enjoying pets. His […]

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Kitten Provides Antidote to Dog’s Anxiety

Kittens Hummus and Honey were just a month old when a good Samaritan found them in the Bronx and brought them to the ASPCA. They were later admitted to the ASPCA Kitten Nursery. Just one week later, Rosemarie T., an ASPCA volunteer, took them home to provide foster care. Rosemarie’s previous shelter cat, Fluffy, who […]

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Kayak Is Here to Take You on a Wild Ride

As you may have guessed from her name, Kayak loves outdoor adventures and would love an adopter who wants to take her along! The people who know Kayak best tell us “she has a relaxed and sweet demeanor,” “loves sitting down and relaxing by the river” and “enjoys watching boats and other things on beautiful […]

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Skin cancer app fails to identify rare, aggressive cancers

(HealthDay)—A direct-to-consumer machine learning model for detecting skin cancers may not adequately recognize rare, but aggressive, skin cancers, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, held virtually from Sept. 29 to Oct 2. Lloyd Steele, M.B.Ch.B., from the University of London, and colleagues assessed the […]

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Antioxidants to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Research conducted by Ph.D student Mohamed Raâfet Ben Khedher and postdoctoral researcher Mohamed Haddad of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has shown that an oxidation-antioxidant imbalance in the blood is an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, rather than a consequence. This breakthrough made by researchers under the supervision of the Professor Charles […]