Archive for March, 2013

Dog Walks Cat Home on Leash

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Watch video. Who says cats aren’t smart?

4 Hidden Causes of Weight Gain

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Read article by Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and Michael F. Roizen, MD

Dad’s Note To Gay Son About Coming Out Might Make You Cry

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Coming out may not always be easy. One father, who overheard his son on the phone discussing his intentions to reveal his sexuality, eased his child’s worries by writing him the best note ever., an equal rights organization, first posted the touching letter to Facebook on Friday morning. In the note, the father explains he overheard his son, Nate, talking on the phone about coming out. But the father tells him there is no need — he already knew, and he never cared.

“I’ve known you were gay since you were six,” the father writes. “I’ve loved you since you were born.”

He also added a sweet postscript, “Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”


Cat Soothes Old Dog Who Cannot Walk, Sleeps Next To Him At Night

Sunday, March 24th, 2013


Aspirin May Cut Skin Cancer Risk, Research Shows

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Aspirin may protect women from the most dangerous form of skin cancer, research has shown.

The longer a woman takes the painkiller, the lower the risk of melanoma, scientists discovered.


Brotherly love! Loyal Milo becomes guide dog for blind sibling

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Watch video.

Scientists identified a new genetic mutation in people that causes type 1 diabetes

Monday, March 18th, 2013

TUESDAY, March 5, 2013 — An ordinary patient visit recently led Swiss researchers to an extraordinary discovery: a single genetic mutation that causes type 1 diabetes, as reported today in the journal Cell Metabolism. The scientists are now exploring ways to translate their findings into clinical research, including a possible trial with drugs that activate the gene pathway, in the hopes of identifying new type 1 diabetes treatments.

“This is the first time that a single gene was found that directly leads to type 1 diabetes,” says Marc Donath, MD, the study’s senior author and an endocrinologist at University Hospital Basel in Switzerland. “This gene was quite well-known from animal studies and was not expected to lead to this kind of disease.”


Best places to retire outside the U.S.

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Most folks considering the idea of retiring overseas focus on options in Latin America. If your base is North America, this makes sense. Countries south of the border are, first, nearby and, generally, easily accessible. In addition, they can also offer two things that most retirees actively seek: a low cost of living and an abundance of sunshine.

But there’s a world beyond these Americas that can also offer good weather and a low cost of living… plus, in some cases, some things you won’t find here. In fact, the world’s most affordable overseas retirement havens today are not to be found in Latin America, but in Asia.


Dog Saves Girl In Poland: Canine Reportedly Kept Missing 3-Year-Old Alive In Freezing Temperatures (VIDEO)

Thursday, March 14th, 2013


Pets Help With ASD

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Science shows that interacting with animals may have big health benefits. Pets can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, increase the amount of exercise people get and decrease stress. Now, a new study finds that animals also may significantly increase positive social behaviors in children who have an autism spectrum disorder.

“The presence of animals appears to encourage social interaction among children with autism,” study author Marguerite O’Haire, a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland in Australia, told The Huffington Post. “Including an animal in children’s playtime or home activities may be an effective way to encourage socialization with other children as well as adults.”


Thomas Ramey Watson is an affiliate faculty member of Regis University's College of Professional Studies. He has served as an Episcopal chaplain (lay), trained as a psychotherapist, done postdoctoral work at Cambridge University, and was named a Research Fellow at Yale University.

In addition to his scholarly writings, he is a published author of poetry and fiction.