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Aging, Mental Health in Dogs: Size Matters

Aging, Mental Health in Dogs: Size MattersMONDAY, Oct. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- For dogs, body size matters.That’s true in terms of how quickly they age, but also in their mental health, according to a new study comparing big and little canines.Age-related decline starts at 7 to 8 years of age in big dogs, compared to 10 to 11 years in smaller dogs, Hungarian researchers found.But big dogs decline more slowly than their pint-sized peers. Large dogs maintain their mental health longer and have a smaller degree of age-related decline.“For those who want a smaller-sized dog but do not want to risk severe mental health problems in old age or want a larger-sized dog but do not want to risk physical health problems at 7 to 8 years of age, we recommend a dog from the [22- to 66-pound] size range,” said first study author...

Not Just a Lump: Many Women Miss Subtle Signs of Breast...

16 October 2023
Not Just a Lump: Many Women Miss Subtle Signs of Breast CancerMONDAY, Oct. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of women know a lump in their breast likely signals the presence of cancer, a new survey finds, but that's not the only sign of the disease. “Screening mammography is our No. 1 defense in detecting and addressing breast cancers at their earliest, most treatable stages, but it is also very important for people to be familiar with the look and feel of their own breast tissue so that sometimes subtle changes can be evaluated quickly to give us the best chance at early detection,” said Dr. Ashley Pariser. She is a breast medical oncologist and director of breast cancer survivorship services at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Columbus.A survey commissioned by the cancer center found that 93% of those...

Ragweed, Mold & More: Get Ready for Fall Allergies

14 October 2023
Ragweed, Mold & More: Get Ready for Fall AllergiesSATURDAY, Oct. 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- While the hot, dry summer may have offered a break to people with some environmental allergies, that reprieve could be over.Ragweed and mold are in the air this fall.“This summer was good news for people who are sensitive to mold and pollen as there were little of those allergens in the air, but now that we’re seeing more rain coming in after this drought, we’re experiencing a big ragweed and mold bloom in Houston,” said Dr. David Corry, a professor in the section of immunology, allergy and rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine.It's not always easy to distinguish fall allergies from seasonal viruses, Corry noted.Common allergy symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy or watery eyes.A sore throat and malaise are more...

Use of Hair Relaxers Raises Women's Odds for Uterine Cancer

13 October 2023
Use of Hair Relaxers Raises Women`s Odds for Uterine CancerFRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Older Black women who use chemical hair relaxers may be more likely to develop uterine cancer, new research suggests.Specifically, postmenopausal Black women who reported using hair relaxers more than twice a year or for more than five years had more than a 50% increased risk of being diagnosed with uterine cancer compared to women who rarely or never used relaxers.“Black women have higher rates of aggressive uterine cancer and are nearly twice as likely to die from their disease,” said study author Kimberly Bertrand, an associate professor at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. “Black women also tend to be underrepresented in research and may be experiencing unique exposures such as the use of chemical hair...

Monkey Given Gene-Edited Pig Kidney Still Alive Two Years Later

13 October 2023
Monkey Given Gene-Edited Pig Kidney Still Alive Two Years LaterFRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Two years after a gene-edited pig kidney was transplanted into a monkey, researchers report the monkey is still alive. “We’re the only group in the field to comprehensively address safety and efficacy of our donor organ with these edits,” said study co-author Dr. Mike Curtis, president and CEO of eGenesis, a company working on innovation in the field of organ transplantation.What researchers did was genetically modify Yucatan pigs to make it possible to transfer their kidneys to another species without rejection. The findings were published online Oct. 11 in the journal Nature.The Yucatan pig was chosen because it weighs about 150 pounds, similar to an average woman, and has kidneys comparable in size to a human. Organ transplant has...

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