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Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children with Autism

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Photo: Little girl pets a little dog [16/04/2014] A University of Missouri researcher has studied dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism and found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents reported the benefits of dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their children to learn responsibility.Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children with Autism - Read more

A Harness for Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog and Owner

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Photo: Guide dog for the blind and harness [06/01/2014] A proper harness that enables good communication between the blind person and the dog is an important factor in the animal’s well-being, while a poorly fitting harness may result in health problems and impaired communication between dog and owner.A Harness for Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog and Owner - Read more

Dog's Mood Offers Insight into Owner's Health

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Photo: Dog and owner [11/10/2013] Monitoring a dog's behaviour could be used as an early warning sign that an older owner is struggling to cope or their health is deteriorating.Dog's Mood Offers Insight into Owner's Health - Read more

Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible

Over 13 percent of Ecuadors population are officially registered with a disability. But the estimated number of unreported cases is much higher. Especially the bad healthcare system and a lack of information are to blame for this. But two German women are undeterred by the conditions and commit themselves to hippotherapy and accessible vacation offers in the land at the equator.Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible - Read more

Autism: Trained Service Dogs Can Help Children

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[22/10/2010] Dogs have a special role in the lives of children with special needs. According to a new study, specifically trained service dogs can help reduce the anxiety and enhance the socialisation skills of children with Autism Syndrome Disorders (ASDs). Autism: Trained Service Dogs Can Help Children - Read more

Three-Legged Dogs Boost Robot Research

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[02/07/2010] Scientists in Germany are examining how 3-legged dogs move to help design and develop robots that can adapt to unexpected conditions.Three-Legged Dogs Boost Robot Research - Read more

Variety of Furry Helpers

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[08/01/2010] When disability or illness makes it difficult to open a door, pick up keys or call for help, a service dog might ease these frustrations of daily living. Variety of Furry Helpers - Read more

Recovering with Dogs Requires Less Pain Medication

[04/12/2009] Adults who use pet therapy while recovering from total joint-replacement surgery require 50 percent less pain medication than those who do not.Recovering with Dogs Requires Less Pain Medication - Read more

Are Pets Good for You?

[28/11/2005] Owning a pet is linked to health and wellbeing, particularly for older people and patients recovering from major illness. Are Pets Good for You? - Read more

Swimming with Dolphins- An Effective Therapy against Depression

[28/11/2005] Researchers in this week's Britisch Medical Journal support the theory of biophilia, which shows how human health and wellbeing are dependent on our relationships with the natural environment. Swimming with Dolphins- An Effective Therapy against Depression - Read more

 
 

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