A New Method Detects Traces of Veterinary Drugs in Baby Food

The quantities are very small, but in milk powder and in meat-based baby food, residues of drugs given to livestock were found. Researchers from the University of Almería (Spain) have developed a system to analyze these substances quickly and precisely.

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What is Your Dog Thinking? Brain Scans Unleash Canine Secrets

Callie wears ear protection as she prepares to enter the scanner. The research team includes, from left, Andrew Brooks, Gregory Berns and Mark Spivak. Photo by Bryan Meltz.

When your dog gazes up at you adoringly, what does it see? A best friend? A pack leader? A can opener? Continue reading

It Takes a Village to Keep Teens Substance Free

During high school the parents of teenagers’ friends can have as much effect on the teens’ substance use as their own parents, according to prevention researchers.

“Among friendship groups with ‘good parents’ there’s a synergistic effect — if your parents are consistent Continue reading