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Are Pets Good For Human Health? The Truth Is “Nobody Really Knows”

From the 3 August 2011 Medical News Today article

How often do you read about a study that says a pet is good for your health? Most of us would say fairly often. Apparently, only those that demonstrate health benefits hit the headlines, while others that either have no evidence or reveal some unpleasant data are ignored, researcher Howard Herzog revealed in the August issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. Professor Herzog, from Western Carolina University Psychology Department, says that prior studies on the impact pets might have on longevity and health have produced a mishmash of conflicting results…

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August 8, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health | , ,

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