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Dogs can perform many tricks for their owners, but the best one might be extending their life. Scientists found that dog owners were 24 per cent less likely to die over the next decade than non-dog owners, after analysing data...
Salamanders are renowned for their regenerative capabilities, such as growing back entire limbs. We can’t pull off this biological trick, but new research highlights a previously unknown regenerative ability in humans—one held over from our evolutionary past. Scientists at Duke...
It's just about that time of year when turkeys fly off grocery store shelves as families prepare for their Thanksgiving feasts. While gearing up for the fall holiday, however, the BC Centre for Disease Control is offering tips for how...
Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone, according to a new study and a separate meta-analysis published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes,...
IF you were thinking about getting in some winter workouts but didn’t want to venture to the gym – take note of the sex positions which burn the most calories. To discover which position gives couples the highest burn for...
A new study in the news this week has found weak evidence that reducing red and processed meat by three servings a week produces a smaller than expected reduction in the risk of disease. From this, the authors conclude that...
A triple drug combination has been used to extend the lifespan of fruit flies by 48% in a new study led by UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing. The three drugs are all already in...
A bat found on the grounds of a Greater Victoria Elementary School has tested positive for rabies, the second occurrence in less than a month. Island Health said that a bat, which tested positive for the rabies virus, was found...
Young Australians are less likely to over-indulge in booze and illicit drugs because they like to keep up appearances in their social media-sphere, according to a Flinders University expert on substance abuse and addiction. Professor Ann Roche, Director of National...
Scientists have discovered a gene variant that sheds new light on how human immunity was finetuned through history. Findings from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Flinders University and other scientists show modern humans acquired a gene variant from Denisovans...

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