A Place for Placebos?

Placebos have been around for centuries. They’re these chemical substances that have no pharmaceutical component (think sugar pills) yet mysteriously reduce the discomfort and symptoms of a particular malady. (During this election year, we could probably all use a few of these harmless yet puzzlingly beneficial medications to take our minds off the entire lengthy, … More A Place for Placebos?

Calling All Dogs to the Dog Aging Project

If you’re a dog lover, here’s an interesting study to tug at one’s heartstrings: The University of Washington wants to figure out how to keep our canine pals living longer, healthier, and therefore, happier lives. Here’s the plan: The study is billed as the largest long-term study of aging in dogs ever done. The professors … More Calling All Dogs to the Dog Aging Project