This week’s One Health roundup includes a look at how having dogs and cats in the house can decrease the incidence of illness in children, how scorpion venom could help in the fight against MRSA, how chickens are providing clues to treating bacterial infections and cancer, and much, much more.
As always, thanks for reading, and have a happy and healthy weekend!
Dogs and cats help babies’ health, study finds
Los Angeles Times
Scorpion Venom Kills MRSA
Study: Barnyard chickens could offer new ways to fight cancer
Hormone that helps depressed mice might help humans too
San Antonio Express-News
When Animals Make People Sick
Voice of America
Urban noise ‘killing baby house sparrows’
BBC News (U.K.)
Dogs Help Vets Deal with PTSD
Pet therapy provides comfort to the elderly