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Cat plague is back after nearly 40 years in hiding – here's what you need to know

A deadly feline disease is now spreading between cats after hiding in nature for nearly 40 years. Multiple cases of feline parvovirus, also known as …

These Are the Most Popular Dog Names of 2017 (Video)

Any dog owner will agree: pets truly are our best friends. In fact, according to Rover, a dog-sitting matching service, a full 94 percent of …

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Diabetes

Bonding Benefits of Breastfeeding Extend Years Beyond Infancy

Longer breastfeeding predicts increases in maternal sensitivity over time

How very low-calorie diets reverse diabetes

New research clarifies the mechanisms by which caloric restriction rapidly reverses type 2 diabetes.<p>If researchers confirm the findings in people, …

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

"Feed a cold, starve a fever," so the saying goes. The results of a new study, however, suggest that "treat a cold, starve cancer cells" might be a …

Why I’m digging deep into Alzheimer’s

In every part of the world, people are living longer than they used to. Thanks to scientific advancements, fewer people die young from heart disease, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Law makes it illegal to leave pets outside in freezing temps for too long

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WKRC) - A new law in Pennsylvania that aims to protect dogs during cold weather could put owners behind bars, according to a …

Pets

Eight low-sugar fruits

All fruit contains sugar, although some varieties have a higher content than others. People looking to control their sugar intake will often give up …

uBiome launches an at-home women’s health test for HPV, STI’s and bacterial vaginosis

SmartJane is a new women’s health test out from uBiome today that promises to check for 23 vaginal flora as well as 19 strains of the human papilloma virus and a string of sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia and gonorrhea from the comfort of your own home.<p>uBiome, which launched in 2012 to …

Digital Pills That Talk to Your Doctor Are Here

Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical spent years testing the drug with Proteus Digital Health<p>U.S. authorities approved the world’s first digital drug, an antipsychotic pill that signals smartphones once it reaches the gut so doctors can track whether patients are taking their medication.<p>Tuesday’s green …

Digital Health

The tactic that convinces reluctant parents to vaccinate their babies

Vaccines have been saving lives around the world for over 200 years. But in 2017, there’s still ample debate about the safety and efficacy of the medical intervention. While vaccination rates in children remain high overall in the United States, they fall short of goals set for 2020. Pockets of low …

Coffee drinkers at lower risk of heart failure, stroke

If you simply can't live without coffee, then we've got good news for you: drinking coffee has been linked to a lowered risk of both heart failure …

The FDA has approved the first digital pill

Abilify MyCite raises new privacy concerns<p>The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first digital pill for the US which tracks if patients have taken their medication. The pill called Abilify MyCite, is fitted with a tiny ingestible sensor that communicates with a patch worn by the patient …

Blood pressure of 130 is the new 'high,' according to first update of guidelines in 14 years

By Lenny Bernstein<p>, Health reporter<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>Leading heart health experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they, and their doctors, will address the …

Here's Why You Shouldn't Give Your Young Kids Non-Dairy Milk

If you've walked past the refrigerated section at the grocery store lately, you've noticed that milk doesn't just mean milk anymore. In addition to …

Nutrition

The Uncomfortable Pregnancy Symptom Nobody Talks About

When you're pregnant, there are <i>so many</i> bodily changes happening that it's hard to keep track of what's a side effect of growing another person, and …

Dog Parker, Safe Clean Structures Where Dogs Can Comfortably Wait While Their Humans Shop

Dog Parker is a membership-based network of safe, sanitized, temperature-controlled enclosed structures located in Brooklyn, New York that give dogs …

This ‘Chimera’ Kitten Is Probably The Cutest Accident That Ever Happened To Nature

Watch out Venus, there’s a new two-face in town! This is Quimera, a gorgeous gata from Argentina whose unusual features are taking the internet by …

Antibiotic-Treated Meats Are Threatening Our Health, WHO Warns Farmers

The World Health Organization warned farmers this week to stop using antibiotics in healthy food-producing animals, a move intended to keep the …

Dogs are officially red-green colour blind, according to new research

They cannot distinguish between the two colours<p>Some dogs are mad for food, while others absolutely love to chase a ball. But some dog owners aren't …

School, health and behavior suffer when children have TV, video games in bedroom

A new Iowa State University study is one of the first to demonstrate the consequences of allowing children to have a TV or video game system in their …

Iowa

Diabetes' Impact Is Rising Fastest Among Millennials

An estimated 30.3 million Americans have diabetes. The emotional and physical toil for those suffering from the disease is large, as are the …

'Cat on lead' trend is causing pets distress, RSPCA warns

Pet owners should stop walking their cats around on a leash because they become stressed and agitated when they “lose control”, the RSPCA has warned.<p>Across Britain a growing number of pet owners are walking their cats on leads in a bid to give them more “enrichment”, the charity says - but doing so …

Early Language Development in Fast Motion: How Sounds Become Words during Sleep

Babies succeed much earlier than previously thought in assigning meanings to words—and do not only perceive words as pure sound patterns.<p>Babies are …

The Brain

Fitbits discourage teenagers from exercising, study shows

Fitbit exercise trackers could be having an adverse effect on teenagers, preventing them from exercising rather than encouraging it, research has found.<p>Researchers at Brunel University London found wearing a Fitbit for two months left teenagers feeling demotivated about physical activity rather …

Why do cats purr? WIRED Explains

Cats are notorious for being cold, unpredictable and generally less friendly than dogs (just ask any cat owner when they last got an unprovoked …

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop …

Pregnancy

8 household items toxic to pets

From antifreeze to batteries, these everyday things can pose a threat.<p>You know that chocolate is off-limits and there are plenty of other potentially …