Tag: "pet" at medical news
K-State researcher working on a way to make snack foods with extra fiber
...hich is used to make products from cheese puffs to pet
food. Alavi is researching how this process can be used to make fiber-enriched flour taste like the kind used in most cookies and tortillas so that manufacturers can make a more healthful snacking alternative that consumers want to eat. Alavi notes...
Difficulties of keeping the global food supply chain safe
...s and cats died after eating melamine contaminated pet
food; scraps of this pet
food were also fed to pigs and chickens destined for human consumption. The Editorial says: "Altho...
Leader of the pack: Dog groomer turned UH pharmacy professor honored
...rmacy, Simpson owned and operated dog grooming and pet
supply shops for 14 years when she decided to sell her business and change careers. She initially considered getting into the travel industry, but discovered pharmacy after it appeared at the top of a career assessment profile in which "travel agent...
Illuminating the dark side of plants
... for hikers, gardeners, parents of small children, pet
owners, physicians, nurses, and veterinarians. Its handsome and information-packed presentation will also appeal to everyone who loves plants or collects books about plants. Lewis R. Goldfrank, Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York ...
FDA approves prescription Zaditor for over-the-counter relief from itchy eyes
...eed, or perennial allergens such as animal hair or pet
dander, itchy eyes are a main complaint. While m...m itchy eyes caused by allergens such as pollen or pet
dander can get fast, long-acting relief over-the-counter with Zaditor," says Marion Morton, Head of ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- July 26, 2006
...d wood Bittering bills aim to prevent child and pet
antifreeze poisonings Journalists' Helper of th....edu Bittering bills aim to prevent child and pet
antifreeze poisonings Chemical & Engineering News The U. S. Congress is eyeing a powerful bitte...
Concentrated animal feeding operations near schools may pose asthma risk
...inished when analyzed with other variables such as pet
ownership, age and residence in a rural area or on a farm. Kline stressed caution in considering the study results showing the difference in asthma diagnoses between the two schools. "Since different physicians were diagnosing asthma among the two g...
Deaths from rodent virus raise need for tracking system
...ll, Fischer says. An investigation revealed that a pet
hamster had been purchased three weeks before organ donation and was being kept in the donor's home. Though the donor had no evidence of LCMV, testing of hamster tissues detected the virus. In April 2005, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Ne...
Organ-recipients' deaths prompt call for suppliers of pet rodents to screen for LCMV disease
...n that regulatory authorities require suppliers of pet
rodents to screen their colonies for the virus. Ac...with LCMV. One donor had acquired the virus from a pet
hamster and the other from unknown sources, but neither showed outward signs of the disease, the art...
Neighborhoods may affect asthma, UCSF study finds
...aises the possibility that more frequent household pet
ownership may be one factor in lower lung function in suburban-related health exposures, although larger backyards with more allergenic plants could be a contributor. "Our research could be subtitled 'No Man is an Island,'" said Paul Blanc, MD, UCSF...
HRCT reveals asthmatic risk long after cat allergen exposure
...tudies have shown that even low-level exposures to pet
allergens, such as those found in schools and in h..., can induce asthma symptoms. Detectable levels of pet
allergens have also been established in office buildings, trains, buses, hospitals, shopping malls, ...
Are pets good for you?
Owning a pet
is linked to health and wellbeing, particularly fo...lds in the United Kingdom own pets and over 90% of pet
owners regard their pet
as a valued family member. Research has suggested that pet
ownership is asso...
Expert dispels bird flu paranoia
...a and people can still safely eat chicken and keep pet
birds, according to bird medicine specialist Dr Bo...b Doneley. "The chances of getting bird flu off a pet
bird or your neighbours birds are so infinitesimally small," UQ School of Veterinary Science Adjunct...
New study on childhood asthma shows home-based interventions are cost-effective
... trigger asthma symptoms--dust mites, cockroaches, pet
dander, rodents, passive smoking and mold. The environmental interventions were tailored to each child's sensitivity to the selected allergens and evidence of exposure to these asthma triggers. Those enrolled in the program received educational home ...
Northwestern Memorial named one of '100 Best Places for Working Mothers'
..., reservations for restaurants and special events, pet
services, and car services (oil changes, washing and detailing, repairs). The service also maintains a "Weekend Ideas" book with a list of events in the area and can do additional research upon request. The program has been well-received by employe...
Parked cars get dangerously hot, even on cool days, Stanford study finds
...at a parked car can be a safe place for a child or pet
in mild weather. "There are cases of children dyin... about the risk associated with leaving a child or pet
in a parked car. Null said a substantial number of caretakers intentionally leave children behind be...
Day care settings are a significant source of indoor allergens
...er and lead author on the study. "It is likely the pet
allergens are brought in on the children's clothing." The study also found significant differences between carpeted and non-carpeted surfaces. Concentrations for five of the allergens were lower on the non-carpeted surfaces. The researchers compared...
News briefs from the journal Chest, MAY 2005
... went in for fewer physician follow-up visits than pet
owners who kept their pets. Researchers from Japan studied 20 patients with newly diagnosed pet-allergic asthma who had domestic pets, including hamsters, cats, dogs, and ferrets. While the clinician recommended that all patients give away their pe...
Steady rise in allergic diseases over quarter of a century
...ation of 11 common allergens such as grass pollen, pet
dander (skin flakes) and house dust mite. Positive samples were re-tested for levels of specific IgE (an immune system response) to three inhaled allergens grass and tree pollen, and cat dander. The samples were also tested for antibodies to hepati...