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The most promising futuristic medical innovation is already making a huge difference for some patients

Yet many wonder exactly what we've gained by mapping the human genome and finding ways to cheaply run these genetic tests. Futuristic promises about how these innovations could transform healthcare raise questions about whether any of that potential will be fulfilled — or if it's mostly hot air.<p>One …



5 Strange Ways Animal Mothers Carry Their Babies

With Mother's Day around the corner, we take a closer look at how animals tote their youngsters, from putting them on their heads to literally embedding them in their backs.<p>If you think strapping a toddler into a car seat or herding your crew into a minivan is hard work, be glad you're not a wolf …

TV Series

Use a Crate to House-Train Your Puppy

Dreamstime<p>Q. We took our puppy to a class at the pet store, and the instructor urged everyone to use a crate for house-training. Is it really fair or …

The Virus Causing the Chicago Dog Flu Outbreak Is New to U.S.

The outbreak of dog flu that’s shut down many Chicago kennels appears to be even worse than originally thought. According to health experts, the …

Public Health

Cat behaviour: how to check your cat is ‘feline’ good

Published on 8 April 2015 under Animal welfare, Pets. Tags: angry cat, cat advice, cat behaviour, happy cat, pet advice<p><b>Just like us, cats can</b> …

17 Dos and Don'ts of Running With Your Dog

Your dog may be the ultimate exercise partner. Think about it: dogs are always eager to spend more time with you, they have plenty of excess energy …