A new study investigates the best way to find out if a dog will get on with cats.When dogs are waiting for adoption at a shelter, a common question is “what is the dog like with cats?” But at the moment there’s no validated way to test dogs to see if they will be friendly to cats.Some dogs become good friends with cats, but other dogs want to chase and kill them, so it would really help if shelters knew if a dog is cat-friendly.Sometimes the person who surrenders a dog will provide informa........ Read more »
Hoffman, C., Workman, M., Roberts, N., & Handley, S. (2017) Dogs’ responses to visual, auditory, and olfactory cat-related cues. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2016.12.016
An athlete with a recent concussion has altered lower extremity stiffness at the leg, hip, and knee, which could increase their risk for musculoskeletal injury.... Read more »
Dubose DF, Herman DC, Jones DL, Tillman SM, Clugston JR, Pass A, Hernandez JA, Vasilopoulos T, Horodyski M, & Chmielewski TL. (2017) Lower Extremity Stiffness Changes after Concussion in Collegiate Football Players. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 49(1), 167-172. PMID: 27501359
"Adolescents with ASD [autism spectrum disorder] spent less time in MVPA [moderate and vigorous physical activity] compared to TD [typically developing] adolescents (29 min/day vs. 50 min/day, p < 0.001) and fewer met the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (14 vs. 29%, p > 0.05)."So said the study results published by Heidi Stanish and colleagues  adding yet more to another growth autism research area - physical activity and exercise - ........ Read more »
Stanish, H., Curtin, C., Must, A., Phillips, S., Maslin, M., & Bandini, L. (2017) Physical Activity Levels, Frequency, and Type Among Adolescents with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-016-3001-4
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