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The family dog’s pet waste carbon paw print can affect both health and the environment
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There's a lot of research in the world that's worthwhile. And then there's stuff like this, which makes us wonder, "Who spent money on this s**t?"
Dinosaur droppings fossilize, giving us "hard" evidence of some of their toilet habits. Dinosaur pee did not get preserved as such, but we can see preserved evidence of it from impressions it left when it hit a soft surface such as sand. These impressions are known as urolites, while fossilized feces are called coprolites.
The holidays approach, and with them, the ever-present threat of constipation and stomach upset.
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Instead of reaching for a laxative the next time you’re feeling constipated, you might want to give perineal self-acupressure a try, experts from the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine reported in research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Children who start toilet training before age 2 have a three times higher risk of developing daytime wetting problems later, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Americans love their dogs, but they don’t always love to pick up after them. And that’s a problem. Dog feces left on the ground wash into waterways, sometimes carrying bacteria — including antibiotic-resistant strains — that can make people sick.
Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...
The Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, also known as the Common Palm Civet or the Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the Viverridae family. It is native to south-east Asia and southern China. It inhabits forests, parks and suburban gardens with mature fruit trees, fig trees and undisturbed vegetation. Most of its natural habitat is diminishing fast. The Asian Palm Civet is a nocturnal omnivore. Its primary food source is fruit such as chiku, mango, and rambutan. It also has a...