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US hospital launches pet therapy to cheer up kids


July 25th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A children's hospital in the Tennessee state of the US has launched a new "pet therapy" under which a golden retriever called Jake visits patients in ... Read more...

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Children’s book based on therapy dog


May 9th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 09 (ANI): Mayo Clinic has come up with its first children's book featuring "Dr. Jack," a 9-year-old miniature pinscher who is Mayo's first facility-based service dog.Escorted by his owner, ... Read more...

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Pet therapy makes way for less painful recovery


November 17th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has shown that adults recovering from total joint-replacement surgery require 50 percent less pain medication when they use pet therapy.The study found that animal-assisted therapy ... Read more...

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Pets can help patients minimise medication


November 17th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The presence of pets can help adult patients -- particularly those recovering from total joint-replacement surgery -- minimise medication, according to a new study. "Evidence suggests that animal-assisted therapy ... Read more...

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Spending time with farm animals helps the mentally ill


April 11th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by admin
London, April 11 (IANS) Spending some time with farm animals like horses apparently calms down people with mental illnesses, a new study has found. The finding comes from the first controlled study ... Read more...

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