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One Health Headlines: Friday, November 18, 2011

This past Thursday marked the 36th annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, to encourage people to stop smoking and address the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. While the focus is on human health, secondhand smoke can have devastating effects on the health of our pets.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day! We lead off our One Health roundup with a couple of stories related to veterans: A look at how equine-assisted therapy can help wounded veterans overcome physical ailments as well as emotional disabilities, and the Pentagon’s efforts to regrow injured soldiers’ muscle from pig cells.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, November 4, 2011

The FDA announces a year-long effort to test for salmonella in pet food (not just for pets’ sake, but also for the people handling and preparing the food); co-infections of flu strains in Cambodia raise the fear of a possible combination strain; and officials quantify red tide’s devastating effect on fish along the Texas coast since September.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, October 28, 2011

Last Friday, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine professor Dr. Ralph Brinster was at the White House to receive the National Medal of Science from President Obama (Dr. Brinster receives his award around the 9:30 mark of this White House video). Dr. Brinster is the first veterinarian to receive the award. He was honored for his trailblazing work in transgenesis — where researchers produce animals with selected traits that serve as indispensable models in understanding life processes and disease. 

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One Health Headlines: Friday, October 21, 2011

I spend so much time scanning the news and searching for One Health stories that it’s always a nice surprise when those stories come to me. That was the case earlier this week, when, upon turning on the radio, I heard microbiologist Nathan Wolfe being interviewed and discussing his work studying how viruses emerge from animals into human populations around the world.

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