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Monkeys demonstrate more cognitive flexibility than humans

In a recent study, researchers conclude that in certain tasks, capuchin and rhesus monkeys are more cognitively flexible than humans.

Posted on 18 October 2019 | 2:00 pm

Why raw dog food could be harmful for pets and owners alike

Researchers have found that some raw dog food products harbor harmful bacteria that could cause infections both in dogs and their human family members.

Posted on 17 October 2019 | 10:00 am

Why baboons may provide clues about human gut microbiome

New findings suggest that although bonobos and chimpanzees are the closest to humans genetically, baboons have the most similar gut bacteria. Why is this?

Posted on 10 October 2019 | 10:00 am

Having a dog may boost survival after a heart attack or stroke

Two new studies show that owning a dog significantly reduces people's risk of death following a heart attack or stroke, as well as death from any cause.

Posted on 9 October 2019 | 2:00 pm

Apes may 'read' others' mental states, just like humans

A new investigation into the so-called theory of mind suggests that apes, just like humans, have the ability to 'read' another agent's intentions.

Posted on 9 October 2019 | 7:00 am

How whales and dolphins evolved for life at sea

New research identifies 85 genes, the loss of which may have allowed whales, dolphins, and other cetaceans to adapt to life in an aquatic environment.

Posted on 7 October 2019 | 10:00 am

New three-sexed roundworm species has 'extreme arsenic resistance'

Scientists have found a new ringworm species that has three sexes and is resistant to 500 times the arsenic concentration that would kill a human.

Posted on 2 October 2019 | 3:00 pm

Letter from the Editor: It's raining cats and dogs

In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor Whiteman talks about a fantastic new type of content that landed on Medical News Today this September.

Posted on 30 September 2019 | 3:00 pm

Cats bond with caregivers just as much as babies and dogs

A study finds that felines bond with their caregivers just as much as babies and dogs, in spite of their reputation for being aloof.

Posted on 29 September 2019 | 7:00 am

North American birds declined by 29% since 1970

According to a new study, the bird population of North America and Canada has shrunk by almost one-third in the last 50 years. Can we halt the decline?

Posted on 26 September 2019 | 3:00 pm

'Antibiotic resistance in farm animals is rising fast'

Antibiotic resistance is reaching a crisis point not just for humans, but also for farm animals bred for food, global evidence suggests.

Posted on 24 September 2019 | 2:00 pm

Rare sightings suggest mountain gorillas may delight in water play

Some rare sightings of mountain gorillas splashing in water on their own suggest that our cousin primates play not just to learn skills but to have fun.

Posted on 17 September 2019 | 3:00 pm

New electric eel species packs most powerful punch

According to a new study, the infamous electric eel is not one species, but three; and one of the newly named species has a record breaking discharge.

Posted on 16 September 2019 | 10:00 am

How birds let squirrels know when it's safe to relax

Scientists know that squirrels respond to birds' threat calls. A new study finds that the chatter of birds at rest informs them when danger has passed.

Posted on 14 September 2019 | 10:00 am

Why do female bonobos have more sex with each other than with males?

Female bonobos have frequent sexual interactions with other females — more so than they do with males. A new study aims to find out why.

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 10:00 am

How selective breeding has altered dogs' behavior

Different breeds of dogs display distinctive behaviors, but why? It may all come down to differences in brain structure following selective breeding.

Posted on 4 September 2019 | 2:00 pm

Wolves more socially cooperative than dogs, study finds

A new study supports the idea that prosocial behavior is ancestral and not the result of domestication, as wolves prove more prosocial than pack dogs.

Posted on 3 September 2019 | 2:00 pm

Why fish may become more toxic than ever

New research warns that levels of a toxic compound are on the rise in many species of fish and that this trend is set to continue. The question is: Why?

Posted on 9 August 2019 | 7:00 am

Are crickets and other creepy crawlies the new superfood?

Researchers now show that crickets and other insects pack a very high antioxidant content, which could make them top contenders as super-nutritious foods.

Posted on 15 July 2019 | 2:00 pm

3 creepy crawlies that may revolutionize health

Are you scared or fascinated by crawling, flying, scurrying critters? This Spotlight feature explains how creepy crawlies may forward clinical research.

Posted on 5 July 2019 | 4:00 pm

Hospital flies carry enough 'bugs' of their own to cause infection

New research reveals that flying insects that make their way into hospitals can carry many harmful bacteria able to cause dangerous infections.

Posted on 28 June 2019 | 7:00 am

Are dogs better at detecting cancer 'than advanced technology?'

In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their 'sniff skills' lead to novel screening tests?

Posted on 19 June 2019 | 10:00 am

Garden snails may have secret weapons against aggressive bacteria

Researchers have discovered four previously unknown proteins in snail mucus, at least three of which have the potential to fight harmful bacteria.

Posted on 18 June 2019 | 3:00 pm

Scorpion venom compounds can kill dangerous bacteria

Researchers have found two chemicals that are effective against dangerous bacteria. The source of these healing compounds? The venom of a Mexican scorpion.

Posted on 13 June 2019 | 3:00 pm

Human brains have evolved to 'prefer' music and speech

New evidence suggests that human brains, unlike those of monkeys, may have evolved to 'listen' for pitch, which characterizes music and speech.

Posted on 11 June 2019 | 3:00 pm

From Science Daily

16 Oct 2019

Respiratory diseases linked with high blood pressure in lungs

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels

07 Oct 2019

Dog owners often inaccurately measure out kibble

New research finds dog owners are often inaccurate when measuring out kibble using a scoop, putting the dogs at risk of under

03 Oct 2019

Identifying a gene for canine night blindness

Researchers have identified the gene mutation responsible for a form of night blindness in dogs. Strategies to treat this con

03 Oct 2019

Toxin promotes cattle-to-cattle transmission of deadly Escherichia coli strains

Shiga toxin subtype 2a (Stx2a) may play a key role in promoting the colonization and transmission of life-threatening Escheri

01 Oct 2019

Horse nutrition: Prebiotics may do more harm than good

Prebiotics are only able to help stabilize the intestinal flora of horses to a limited degree. Before they can reach the inte

26 Sep 2019

Immune response against Toxocara roundworms helps explain disease

Neurotoxocarosis (NT) occurs in humans when larvae of the Toxocara roundworm migrate into the central nervous system. That in

24 Sep 2019

The problem with promoting 'responsible dog ownership'

Dog welfare campaigns that tell people to be 'responsible owners' don't help to promote behaviour change, a new report sugges

19 Sep 2019

Wild animals' immune systems decline with age, sheep study finds

It is well established that weakened immune systems in old age affect people's health and fitness, but a study suggests that

19 Sep 2019

Overweight Danes are more likely to have overweight dogs

A new study reports that the prevalence of overweight dogs is markedly larger among overweight owners than among normal weigh

09 Sep 2019

The diet-microbiome connection in inflammatory bowel disease

A change in diet is a go-to strategy for treating inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's. In dogs with a similar illness, r

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