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Deadly venoms may drive medical advances
According to a recent paper, naturally produced venoms could help design treatments for a range of diseases, including diabetes and chronic pain. (Medical News Today)

Dogs: Our best friends in sickness and in health
Dogs really are a person's best friend — not least because they impact both our physical and our mental health. In this Spotlight, we explain why and how. (Medical News Today)

Are the 'sluggish' more likely to survive?
New research asks which species are more likely to be able to survive environmental changes. Data on mollusks suggest that metabolic rates may be a factor. (Medical News Today)

Cancer research: Zombie genes and elephants
Elephants are affected by cancer much less frequently than humans. By unraveling their DNA, researchers gain new insight into anticancer mechanisms. (Medical News Today)

Cat lovers, this is how a feline friend can boost your health
Cats are loved for their elegance, their calming purrs, and the sweetness of their cuddles, but do you know how they can actually improve your health? (Medical News Today)

Eating crickets may benefit your gut health, scientists say
Have you ever been curious about introducing insects into your diet? New research suggests that eating crickets could help boost your gut health. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation: What can deep-diving seals teach us?
Inflammation is a part of many diseases, so researchers are keen to understand how it may be modified. A new study suggests that seals may offer insight. (Medical News Today)

Can we learn to avoid being bitten by dogs?
Why does man's best friend sometimes turn from friend to foe? Does our behavior drive dogs' aggression? A new study finds clues in an unlikely source. (Medical News Today)

The poop of great apes gives clues about our health
The importance of gut flora is well known, but little is known about how our microbiome has changed over time. Examining great ape poop may shed light. (Medical News Today)

Watch out for mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas, warn the CDC
CDC officials are concerned that diseases borne by fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks are on the rise, and new viruses have been introduced to the United States. (Medical News Today)

How dogs could help us explore our own gut health
The proverbial best friends of humankind give us unconditional love and moments of joy. But can they also enrich our knowledge of our own gut microbiomes? (Medical News Today)

Sheep disease toxin shines a light on multiple sclerosis
A sheep disease has parallels with multiple sclerosis. A study identifies antibodies to the toxin in humans, providing clues as to the condition's origin. (Medical News Today)

How cats could help to treat HIV
A study has unraveled the structure of a protein that fuels drug resistance in feline immunodeficiency virus. The finding may lead to new HIV treatments. (Medical News Today)

Platypus milk: The key to preventing deadly infections?
Everyone knows that the platypus is an oddball. However, platypus milk might help us find a solution to a pressing problem: antibiotic resistance. (Medical News Today)

How can we overcome loneliness?
Loneliness is an epidemic and a major risk factor for premature death, recent research suggests. So what can we do to prevent and overcome it? (Medical News Today)

How to identify papular urticaria
Learn about papular urticaria, a skin reaction to insect bites. Bumps, which may resemble blisters, appear on the skin. The breakout can happen repeatedly. The skin reacts to bites from carpet beetles, bedbugs, and other insects. We examine the symptoms and causes of the condition, along with treatment and prevention. (Medical News Today)

Squirrels and stroke treatment: What's the connection?
The process by which the brains of ground squirrels are protected against low oxygen during hibernation could lead to a new treatment for ischemic stroke. (Medical News Today)

Your dog could help you live longer
Your pooch is not just great company. A new study finds that our four-legged friends could reduce the likelihood of premature death. (Medical News Today)

Bugs in the basement? Here's why
A new study of arthropods in 50 U.S. homes suggests that their diversity is influenced more by access to the outdoors than the behavior of human residents. (Medical News Today)

Six surprising health risks in your home
The home is a safe haven, but are we aware of the health risks hidden in its nooks and crannies? Here we investigate the less obvious domestic hazards. (Medical News Today)

How does rabies cause aggression?
New research investigates the molecular mechanism that allows the rabies virus to induce aggressive behavior in the infected host. (Medical News Today)

Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression
A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life. (Medical News Today)

Should you snuggle with your dog at night?
A new study investigates the divisive question: should you sleep with your dog? The answer is twofold: yes, but your own bed should be off-limits. (Medical News Today)

Pictures of cute animals may boost marital satisfaction
Learning to associate spouses with unrelated positive stimuli - such as pictures of puppies - could help to improve marital satisfaction, study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Snake venom could lead to safer blood clot prevention
Researchers have found that a protein in the venom of the Tropidolaemus wagleri snake may lead to a safer antiplatelet medication. (Medical News Today)

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