One Health Headlines: Friday, March 9, 2012

This week’s One Health roundup includes several stories on the health benefits of pets, as well as some of the potential risks (and how to avoid them). We’ve also included stories on the latest research that could offer clues on and provide treatments for asthma, heart attacks, vision loss and obesity.

Thanks for reading, and have a happy and healthy weekend!

Pet Therapy: How Animals And Humans Heal Each Other

National Public Radio

Cats may purr to your heart’s content
Chicago Tribune

Canine Companions service dogs help those who are disabled, grieving
Asbury Park Press (N.J.)

Catch some Z’s to avoid the disease
Salem News (Mass.)

Cuddling dying pets gives owners scary infections

Horses Helping Asthma?

Human stem cells ‘help blind rats’
BBC News (U.K.)

Mayo Clinic to study snake venom compound’s possible use for heart attack victims
St. Paul Pioneer Press

How Marmosets Can Teach Us About Obesity
Smithsonian Magazine

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