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Bill to Help Victims of Animal Fighting Reintroduced in U.S. House

The ASPCA’s ongoing work to stop the horrific cruelty of animal fighting is multi-faceted. Through our efforts supporting law enforcement, prosecutors, and veterinarians to combat this crime, we know firsthand that rescuing victims from animal fighting is just the first step in a long journey toward rehabilitation. Unfortunately, in federal animal-fighting cases, this journey can […]

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Pandemic Is Driving U.S. Surge in Cardiac Arrests Tied to Overdose

JAMAODCOVID.pdf THURSDAY, Dec. 3 — Blame it on the pandemic: For people struggling with drug addiction, 2020 has triggered a big rise in emergency room visits for cardiac arrest tied to drug overdoses, new research shows. The finding was based on data involving 80% of emergency medical services (EMS) “activations” across the United States. It […]

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CDC: 20.4 percent of U.S. adults had chronic pain in 2019

(HealthDay)—In 2019, more than 20 percent of U.S. adults reported chronic pain in the last three months, according to a November data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Carla E. Zelaya, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, and colleagues examined […]

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Warming World Could Alter West Nile Transmission in U.S.

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 — Climate change could give West Nile virus a boost in some areas of the United States, but reduce its spread in other regions, a new study suggests. The mosquito-borne virus spreads most efficiently in the United States at temperatures between 75.2 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a study published […]

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Less than 10 percent of U.S. population has antibodies to SARS-CoV-2

(HealthDay)—Fewer than 10 percent of the U.S. adult population formed antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) during the first wave of the pandemic, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in The Lancet. Shuchi Anand, M.D., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, and colleagues conducted a […]

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Nearly half of U.S. smokers not advised by doctors to quit

Too few American smokers are advised by their doctors to quit, according to a report released Thursday by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D. “Forty percent of smokers don’t get advised to quit,” Adams told The New York Times. “That was a shocking statistic to me, and it’s a little embarrassing as a health professional.” […]

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ASPCA Represents Wild Horse and Burro Proposal at U.S. Senate Hearing

blog_wild-horse-proposal_071919_main.jpg In a historic milestone for America’s iconic wild horses and burros, ASPCA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Nancy Perry, testified this week before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining about the path forward to humane and sustainable management of these beloved animals.  In her remarks, Perry established […]