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Muffin isn’t afraid of injections. The Golden Retriever sits calmly on the treatment table while veterinarian Maleen Schaumburg injects him with a homeopathic remedy to treat his back pain. Muffin’s owner Katrin vom Hagen doesn’t reject conventional medicine in principle, but sees advantages in homeopathy. Sometimes the therapy may take a little longer, but it
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Pets are particularly popular with children. After all, they get cuddles and friendship from them. But constant patting and lifting is not good for most animals. Owners should look carefully and try to interpret their four-legged friends’ body language. Guinea pigs and rabbits Guinea pigs and rabbits are not suitable for patting. When owners lift
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Parents of premature babies who spent time in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) remember all too well the burdensome vital sign sensors stuck on the infants’ tiny bodies – linking them through a mess of wires to monitoring equipment. An innovation in sensor technology by a team of American engineers and doctors could make it
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The late Dr Gwendolen Smith, consultant paediatrician, is remembered by many with great fondness for her dedication as a clinician as well as her passion in advocating for children’s health and well-being. One of only two paediatricians in Malaysia in the 1960s, Dr Smith was part of a pioneering group of specialists that established many
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Nessie, the Orlando Fire Department’s arson-detecting dog, retrieved kudos this month when she helped investigators crack an arson case in Orange County, Florida, the United States. It was a first for the three-year-old canine, who has been with the agency since last April. Nessie, who is trained to detect fire-starting substances, was called on Feb
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Losing someone or something we love is part of life. As adults, we are mature and experienced enough to understand this. However, grief and sorrow may be something your child has never experienced before. Losing a loved one, pet or friend may devastate your child, especially if it is the first time they have experienced
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The external female genitalia comprises the mons pubis, which is a mound of fatty tissue covering the pubic bone; labia majora, which are large tissue folds that enclose and protect the other external genitalia; as well as the labia minora, which are small tissue lips that lie inside the labia majora and surround the vaginal
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