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  • Ask a Vet: Cat's abnormal urination could have many causes

    Ask a Vet: Cat's abnormal urination could have many causes
    My 6-year-old male cat has been urinating in the bathtub lately. I have tried to discipline him by squirting him with a water bottle, but he continues to go there. He now has started to go on the carpet also. What else can I do besides punishing him?...
  • Avril Lavigne cries over doctors who called her crazy: 'Lyme disease exists'

    Avril Lavigne cries over doctors who called her crazy: 'Lyme disease exists'
    For Avril Lavigne, one of the worst parts of suffering through Lyme disease was having doctors treat her like she was a crazy person. The "Hello Kitty" rocker was in tears Monday on "Good Morning America" as she described her struggle to find a...
  • State and poultry industry take precautions against bird flu

    State and poultry industry take precautions against bird flu
    Agriculture officials and poultry farmers in Maryland are taking extra precautions against bird flu after outbreaks have devastated flocks in other states. The Maryland Department of Agriculture has banned the entry of waterfowl in fairs and shows in...
  • Researchers discover why last year's flu vaccine was so weak

    PHILADELPHIA Despite the sweltering heat of summer, some researchers are still preoccupied by cold and flu season, especially Scott Hensley of Philadelphia's Wistar Institute, who hopes that vaccines being developed for the 2015-16 flu season will provide...
  • Boy dies of diphtheria in Spain, parents rejected vaccine

    Officials say a six-year-old boy who had been the first child to contract diphtheria in Spain in 29 years has died from the disease in a Barcelona hospital. Bianca Pont, spokeswoman for the Vall d'Hebron university hospital, said in a statement that...
  • Riverside City College student diagnosed with tuberculosis

    Riverside City College student diagnosed with tuberculosis
    Riverside County health officials are warning the public to be on alert after a college student was diagnosed this week with tuberculosis. The Riverside City College student, whose name was not released, is undergoing treatment and is expected to...
  • Florida prepares for arrival of lethal bird flu

    Florida prepares for arrival of lethal bird flu
    The bird migration route that stretches from Canada to the Caribbean brings millions of feathered visitors to Florida in the fall. But this season, agriculture and wildlife officials fear the famous Atlantic Flyway will bring something else: Bird flu....
  • The Kid's Doctor: Dog flu no threat to humans

    Seem like a funny time of year for me to be writing about flu? Well, now the problem is dog flu, which has been spreading rapidly across the country. Dog flu is caused by an influenza virus and is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs. Fortunately,...
  • It's Parasite Season: Fleas And Ticks

    Parasites are a very popular topic this time of year! Today, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, answers your questions....
  • California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation

    California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation
    California lawmakers on Thursday approved one of the toughest mandatory vaccination requirements in the nation, moving to end exemptions from state immunization laws based on religious or other personal beliefs. The measure, among the most...
  • It's mosquito season: Officials on alert for chikungunya, dengue

    It's mosquito season: Officials on alert for chikungunya, dengue
    Now that the temperatures are rising, Central Floridians can count on nearly daily deluges of rain. But there's another thing the wet summer months bring: mosquitoes. This year, local officials are particularly worried about chikungunya and dengue,...