Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
... and advice for cat-lovers, too
Veterinarians at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania offer the following tips to keep pets healthy and cool during the hot days ahead: · Do not leave your pet alone in the car. Vehicles heat quickly in the sun, and animals left in them can succumb to heatstroke in a very short time. Heatstroke is...
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Hot enough for ya? People in the Philadelphia region need to take special precautions against prolonged heat plaguing the area the past week or so. Stagnant atmospheric conditions often trap pollutants, mixing unhealthy air with excessively hot temperatures. Asphalt and concrete may store heat longer as well, gradually releasing it at night. These higher temperatures create a potent blend of...
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Using unusually rigorous scientific conditions and measures, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the active agent in "sacred mushrooms" can induce mystical/spiritual experiences descriptively identical to spontaneous ones people have reported for centuries. The resulting experiences apparently prompt positive changes in behavior and attitude that last several months, at least. The agent -- a plant alkaloid called psilocybin -- mimics...
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A University of Illinois at Chicago study reveals a link between smoking during pregnancy and very early-childhood behavior problems. The research, published in the July/August issue of the journal Child Development, found that 2-year-olds regularly exposed to cigarette smoke in utero were nearly 12 times more likely to show clinical levels of behavior problems compared to toddlers who were not...
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With at least half of all marriages ending in divorce, there must be something better than chocolate to bring lasting happiness to couples. Psychologists and married couple Peter L. Sheras and Phyllis Koch-Sheras have developed a creative, positive approach called couple-power therapy that teaches partners positive ways to create fulfilling loving relationships -- and have more fun together. Sheras and...
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