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Fake Testicles, Facemasks, the New Level of Pet Pampering

NEW YORK - People and their pets often end up resembling each other, but image-obsessed Americans are taking that age-old relationship a step further, treating their four-legged friends to everything from spa facials to testicle implants. READ MORE

May 23, 2012 / 2 comments


U.S. Urges Voluntary Cuts in Farm Antibiotics

WASHINGTON - U.S. regulators on Wednesday urged a series of voluntary measures to limit the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock and farm animals amid concerns of growing drug resistance in humans. READ MORE

Apr 12, 2012 / 0 comments


Dogs on the Job Drive Down Workplace Stress, U.S. Study Says

WASHINGTON - Employers looking to ramp up productivity in these dog-eat-dog times might consider letting their staff bring Fido to the office, a scientific study published last Friday suggests.   READ MORE

Apr 05, 2012 / 1 comments


Meat-eating Animals Lose Taste for Sweets, Study Says

WASHINGTON - European and U.S. scientists said Monday that many meat-eating animals appear to lose their ability to taste sweet flavors over time, a finding that suggests diet plays a key role in evolution. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2012 / 0 comments


Is Sharing the Key to Advanced Society?

WASHINGTON - The ability to share knowledge and learn from each other may be the key difference between people and chimpanzees that helped humans to dominate the modern world, scientists suggested on Thursday. READ MORE

Mar 02, 2012 / 0 comments


Cat-sized Horses Were the Norm in a Hotter Past, Study Says

WASHINGTON - More than 50 million years ago, the Earth was a hotter place than it is today and horses the size of pet cats roamed the forests of North America, U.S. scientists said on Thursday. READ MORE

Feb 23, 2012 / 0 comments


Manitoba Bans Dog Ear Cropping

OTTAWA - A veterinary medical association in Western Canada announced Friday a ban on the cosmetic cropping of dogs' ears, but some breeders warn it could lead to torn floppy ears. READ MORE

Feb 10, 2012 / 0 comments


Oldest Known Croc Had a Shield-Like Head, Study Says

WASHINGTON - The oldest known species of crocodile had an armor-plated head and a body half the length of a subway car, according to research released Tuesday by US scientists who identified the now-extinct creature. READ MORE

Feb 01, 2012 / 0 comments


Japan Studies Flora and Fauna Near Fushima Plant

TOKYO - Japanese scientists are studying how radiation has affected plants and animals living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, an official said Monday. READ MORE

Jan 30, 2012 / 0 comments


Battling Cancer - Annie's Story

With a Little Help from Her Friends, Annie Sage Found Love and Health   READ MORE

Jan 24, 2012 / 3 comments


U.S. Supreme Court Overturns California Meat Safety Law

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court Monday overturned a California law that set strict standards for slaughtering and selling the meat of sick and injured animals. READ MORE

Jan 23, 2012 / 1 comments


Hints That 'Extinct' Giant Tortoises Live On

WASHINGTON - It may be the ultimate paternity test for a reptile believed lost to history. READ MORE

Jan 10, 2012 / 0 comments


U.S. Restricts Some Antibiotics in Livestock

WASHINGTON - U.S. health officials announced Wednesday they will begin restricting the use of some antibiotics in cows, pigs and poultry due to concerns that some infections in humans may be growing resistant to treatment. READ MORE

Jan 04, 2012 / 0 comments


World-first Hybrid Shark Found Off Australia

SYDNEY - Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world's first hybrid sharks in Australian waters, a potential sign the predators were adapting to cope with climate change. READ MORE

Jan 04, 2012 / 1 comments


U.S. to Phase Out Most Chimp Research

WASHINGTON - The leading U.S. medical research agency said Thursday it would move to phase out most government-funded experiments using chimpanzees after an independent panel of experts urged strict limits on use of the primates. READ MORE

Dec 15, 2011 / 1 comments


Chimpanzee Research Rarely Needed, U.S. Experts Say

WASHINGTON - Most U.S. research on chimpanzees is unnecessary and should be strictly limited in the future, an independent panel of medical experts said Thursday, stopping short of urging an outright ban. READ MORE

Dec 15, 2011 / 0 comments


Crows Remember Colors for a Year, Japanese Study Says

TOKYO - Crows have a long-term memory so good that they can recall colors for at least a year, a Japanese study has shown. READ MORE

Dec 08, 2011 / 0 comments


Ocean Cacophony a Torment for Sea Mammals

BERGEN, Norway - With the constant churn of freighter propellers, the percussive thump of oil and gas exploration and the underwater din of military testing, ocean noise levels have become unbearable for some sea mammals. READ MORE

Dec 08, 2011 / 1 comments


World’s Oldest Dog Passes Away

Pusuke, the world’s oldest living dog, passed away on Monday at 26 years of age. READ MORE

Dec 08, 2011 / 0 comments


Drug to Treat Cushing’s Disease in Horses Approved by FDA

Prascend (peroglide mesylate) has become the first drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in horses to treat Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID or Equine Cushing’s disease). Prascend is intended to control the clinical signs associated with... READ MORE

Nov 18, 2011 / 0 comments