If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity?

A new University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets--70 per cent of which were dogs--showed higher levels of two types of microb...

April 7, 2017

Dogs aren’t called “man’s best friend” for nothing. Dogs have been beloved family members for generations, but now research has uncovered significant health benefits of owning a dog.

Scientists from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta invest...

April 7, 2017

A study at the University of Alberta in Canada found that being exposed to pets early in life may reduce the risk of developing allergies and obesity. Researchers found that babies from families with pets, especially dogs, had higher levels of two types of microbes tha...

March 29, 2017

“Pet exposure can reduce allergic disease and obesity” later in life, says Hein Min Tun, a veterinarian and microbial epidemiologist at the University of Alberta, who presented the team's findings at the International Human Microbiome Consortium in Houston, Texas, last...

This study tested levels of PEDv in the lagoons of 2 Manitoba swine barns that had tested positive for PEDv. Lagoon one had been infected 5 months prior to the beginning of the study and lagoon two had recently been infected. In lagoon one, samples were taken at 12 loc...

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