Dog ownership decreases mortality following a heart attack

Canine lovers will be pleased, though probably not surprised, to hear about the results of two recent studies reporting the apparent health benefits of dog ownership. A Swedish study looked at data from over 330,000 people who had either a heart attack or a stroke between 2001 and 2012. They found that, for people who […]

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Eight legs, two fangs, and one potential stroke cure?

The Australian funnel-web spider is one of the most dangerous spiders in the world. The spider’s bite can cause death in 15 minutes and, before the discovery of anti-venom, it was responsible for a number of human fatalities. Although the bite is now easily treatable, it still causes intense pain. However, despite the dangers of […]