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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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ScienceShot: Household Pets—Unsafe at Any Speed
20 April 2010 3:55 pm
Your cat is trying to kill you. Or at least injure you. An analysis of hospital emergency department data found that falls associated with cats and dogs caused over 86,000 injuries in the United States in 2006—and that's only the falls that sent people to the hospital. Most patients fell by tripping over a cat or dog, although dogs also like to push or pull people over, and an estimated 18 people a year go to the ER after falling while breaking up a cat fight. So, how to avoid falling over a pet, breaking a major bone, and dying? One suggestion: Train your dog so that he doesn't push or pull on walks, the authors write in the current issue of the Journal of Safety Research. Good luck getting a cat to stay away from your feet on the stairs, though.