A new study of turtles and tortoises published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences found that they barely aged at all… Read More »Tortoises can help us understand how to live longer, but do we want to?
This is another report about domestic animals being introduced into UK prisons to benefit the welfare of the inmates (click this for another report). The… Read More »Another UK prison employs animals to benefit the health of their inmates
In the village of Gumatapura, Tamil Nadu, India, they believe that playing with cow dung brings good health. The tradition stems from a belief that… Read More »Cow dung fights bring good health in Gorrehabba festival
My father thought that people live too long. I would like to add that humans have also evolved to be too smart for their own… Read More »The human-animal lives too long and is too smart
About three years ago I wrote about the high suicide rate among animal rescue workers in America. Research indicated that it was the highest suicide… Read More »How a dog shelter worker can avoid suicidal thoughts
Watching nature television programmes with a VR headset is good for mental well-being. For me, this is unsurprising. Scientists have confirmed that if you watch… Read More »Watching television nature programmes improves mental health
Sir David Attenborough lives in Richmond, a 20 minute walk to Richmond Park. I live in Kingston and from Kingston you can also walk to… Read More »Richmond Park, London by Sir David Attenborough
Thousands of cats and dogs will be breathing cleaner air thanks to coronavirus. Covid-19 has scared a lot of smokers into stopping. It’s reported that… Read More »Record number of people are ditching cigarettes improving the air that their pets breathe
A study published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B tells us that strong social bonds extends the lifespan of baboons. It… Read More »Baboons who are more strongly bonded live longer lives
Anorexia nervosa in student girls may be linked to a vegan or vegetarian diet because they choose that diet to lose weight as it is low in calories.