Pet-Transmitted Diseases: How to Avoid Them

Researchers are now making recommendations on how people can minimize the transmission of disease from pets.

Investigators from The Ohio State University and partner institutions have compiled information for more than 500 studies worldwide to make the recommendations.

The study was published in CMAJ, The Canadian Medical Association Journal.

The Pain of Physical and Emotional Infidelity

By Rick Reynolds, LCSW, President and Founder of

Treadmill Safety Tips in the Wake of Dave Goldberg’s Tragic Death

By Marijke Vroomen Durning RN

The tragic accidental death of Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, has people talking about safety when using treadmills. News reports indicate that Goldberg died of head trauma and blood loss after falling off a treadmill while exercising alone in a hotel gym.

Food Safety Tips for Spring and Summer Festivitie

A breath of fresh air, fuller trees and fresh blossoms can mean only one thing  – It’s springtime!

A few safety tips will help ensure your spring and summer festivities are enjoyable. Cooking outdoors needs special. Take out raw meat and other cooked items only when needed. Bacteria are always on a lookout for moist temperatures to start growing on foods. Also while cooking out in nature, make sure to keep the food covered at all times.

Why Food Safety Is Important

The results are detailed in the May 7 issue of Cell.

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory led by Vadim Cherezov, a chemistry professor at the University of Southern California, has revealed in atomic detail how a hypertension drug binds to a cellular receptor that plays a key role in regulating blood pressure. The results could help scientists design new drugs that better control blood pressure while limiting side effects. The research was done at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser, a DOE Office of Science User Facility.


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