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Veterinary Science - Life Sciences - 09.12.2014
New research could help the welfare of working animals
Press release issued: 9 December 2014 With over 42 million horses and 95 per cent of the world's donkeys found in developing countries, new research could change the health and welfare of millions of working animals in some of the poorest parts of the world. The three research studies led by Dr Becky Whay , Reader in Animal Welfare and Behaviour in the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol, aim to build greater understanding and encourage collaboration in addressing the welfare problems of the world's working equids.

Veterinary Science - Health - 04.11.2014
Pet owners urged to take firework precautions early
Pet owners should talk to their vets well before the fireworks season starts Research from the University of Liverpool has led to calls for pet owners to talk to their vets well before the fireworks season to avoid unnecessary distress to their animals. The study of 100,000 veterinary appointments conducted alongside the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and the University of Bristol shows that too few owners realise their vet can help, and those who do seek support often do so too late - leaving short-term medication as the only option.

Health - Veterinary Science - 18.08.2014
Dopamine Replacement Therapy Associated with Increase in Impulse Control Disorders Among Early Parkinson's Disease Patients
Penn Study Finds Dopamine Replacement Therapy Associated with Increase in Impulse Control Disorders Among Early Parkinson's Disease Patients New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients compared to the general population.

Veterinary Science - 18.08.2014
How to tell what a donkey is thinking
Press release issued: 18 August 2014 Yawning, sighing and stretching are just three behaviours observed in donkeys that have been evaluated in newly published research led by academics from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and funded by global equine welfare charity the Brooke.

Health - Veterinary Science - 10.07.2014
Drinking Alcohol, Even Light-to-Moderate Amounts, Provides No Heart Health Benefit
Reducing the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, may improve cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, according to a new multi-center study published in The BMJ and co-led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Health - Veterinary Science - 01.07.2014
HIV-infected People with Early-Stage Cancers are up to Four Times More Likely to Go Untreated for Cancer, Penn Study Finds
HIV-infected People with Early-Stage Cancers are up to Four Times More Likely to Go Untreated for Cancer, Penn Study Finds
HIV-infected people diagnosed with cancer are two to four times more likely to go untreated for their cancer compared to uninfected cancer patients, according to a new, large retrospective study from researchers in Penn Medicine 's Abramson Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology .

Health - Veterinary Science - 25.06.2014
Penn Medicine: Study of Over 450,000 Women Finds 3D Mammography Detects More Invasive Cancers and Reduces Call-Back Rates
Penn Medicine: Study of Over 450,000 Women Finds 3D Mammography Detects More Invasive Cancers and Reduces Call-Back Rates
Reporting in the June 25 issue of JAMA , researchers from Penn Medicine and other institutions found that 3D mammography-known as digital breast tomosynthesis- found significantly more invasive, or potentially lethal, cancers than a traditional mammogram alone and reduced call-backs for additional imaging.

Veterinary Science - 29.05.2014
Cats found to eat more in the winter
The study found cats eat approximately 15% less food during summer Cats eat more during the winter and owners should give their pet more food during this time, University of Liverpool research has found. Researchers from the University's School of Veterinary Science , in collaboration with colleagues at the Royal Canin Research Centre in France, spent four years monitoring how much cats chose to eat, and found that food intake increased in colder months and decreased during the summer.

Health - Veterinary Science - 28.05.2014
Longest-lasting Cardiology Guidelines Built on Findings of Randomized Controlled Trials
Longest-lasting Cardiology Guidelines Built on Findings of Randomized Controlled Trials
Clinical practice guideline recommendations related to screening and treatment can change markedly over time as new evidence about best practices and clinical outcomes of various treatments emerges. In a first-of-its-kind study, Penn Medicine researchers examined high-level recommendations published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) between 1998 and 2007 and found that recommendations which were supported by multiple randomized controlled trials were the most "durable" and least likely to change over time.

Health - Veterinary Science - 19.02.2014
New worm infecting U.S. cats discovered
New worm infecting U.S. cats discovered
When Cornell veterinarians found half-foot-long worms living in their feline patients, they had discovered something new: The worms, Dracunculus insignis , had never before been seen in cats. Published in the February issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, the findings document the first proof that this raccoon parasite can infect cats.

Health - Veterinary Science - 09.01.2014
Study links poor dolphin health to Gulf oil spill
Study links poor dolphin health to Gulf oil spill
Dolphin health took a toxic nosedive in one of the areas hit hard by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a new study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that includes work by Cornell scientists. Published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology in December 2013, their work makes a strong association between the spill and the deterioration in dolphin health in a region of the Gulf of Mexico that received heavy and prolonged oil exposure.