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Pets combat mental illness

Pets could play an active role in the treatment of their owners’ long-term mental health problems, according to authors of a small study in the United Kingdom. Researchers found that many pets were seen as the most valuable and central social support in owners’ lives, often providing secure relationships not available through human ties. “Although […]

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Sunlight energizes infection fighting T cells offers surprise benefit energizes infection fighting T cells Sunlight allows us to make vitamin D, credited with healthier living, but a surprise research finding could reveal another powerful benefit of getting some sun. Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have found that sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T cells that […]

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