Monday August 20, 2018 12:00 AM There have been a few cases of pregnant women or children contracting a disease from dogs. Written by By Nicole Villalpando For a long time, we've known that cats (specifically, their feces) can carry toxoplasmosis. That can infect pregnant women and their fetus and could affect the eyes or the brain of the baby. Pregnant women are told to have someone else in the house deal with the kitty litter; pregnant women everywhere are happy to heed this advice.But what about dogs, birds and farm animals? Would the same caution about pregnant women avoiding feces be true?Recently, there have been a few cases of pregnant women or children contacting a disease from dogs - specifically pregnant dogs or newborn puppies. You see, pregnant dogs, or dogs in heat, can carry a disease called brucellosis. They also can pass it onto their puppies through the birth canal. Humans tend to get it by handling newborn puppies or helping in the delivery of the … [Read more...] about Could dogs be dangerous to pregnant women and unborn babies?
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For a long time, we’ve known that cats (specifically their poop) can carry toxoplasmosis, which can infect pregnant women and their fetus. It could affect the eyes or the brain of the baby. We’ve been telling pregnant women to have someone else in the house deal with the kitty litter. Pregnant women everywhere were happy to heed this advice.What about dogs, birds and farm animals? Would the same caution about pregnant women avoiding feces be true? Pregnant dogs and puppies can be carriers of a disease that could cause miscarriages in women or preterm labor. Nicole Villalpando Recently, there have been a few cases of pregnant women or children contacting a disease from dogs — specifically pregnant dogs or newborn puppies. You see, mama dogs, or wannabe mama dogs in heat, can carry a disease called brucellosis. They also can pass it onto their puppies through the birth canal. Humans tend to get it by handling newborn puppies or helping in the delivery of the puppies. … [Read more...] about Can dogs make pregnant women sick like cats can?
By Claire Dietz, correspondent When Randy McCray’s daughter lost their longtime family cat several months ago, the family decided to bring another kitten into their home. What they didn’t expect is that their standard dachshund, Stitch, would take this kitten on as her own. McCray, from Iowa City, first went to a local horse farm whose cat had recently had kittens. They found a kitten who was no more than five or six weeks old, who they were worried about accidentally getting stepped on by one of the many horses around the farm. So, they brought the kitten, who they named Kitty, to their house. “We brought the kitten home and I introduced it to the dog,” McCray said. “I thought (Stitch) was either going to try and chase it, or she didn’t care, one or the other. (Stitch) took one look at it, and literally curled up in a ball around it and within an hour was nursing her. She was bathing it, washing its face, washing its little butt, she was … [Read more...] about Dog becomes mom to tiny kitten nursing it as if it’s her own
Produced by Paul LaRosa Erin Corwin was just 19 years old when she kissed her husband goodbye and said she was heading to Joshua Tree National Park to scout out hiking trails. The morning of June 28, 2014, was the last time her husband Marine Corporal Jon Corwin saw her alive. The investigation into what happened to Erin Corwin after she left home would expose a secret affair between two neighbors in the Marine Combat Base in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Full coverage: "48 Hours: NCIS" Nearly two months after her disappearance, her body was found dumped in one of the more than 1,000 abandoned mines in the unforgiving desert. How did she get there, and who would kill Erin Corwin? And could NCIS agents track down the killer? NCIS Special Agent Clifton Randolph Jr.: Joshua Tree National Park is a very large and desolate area …There is not a lot of water in these areas and it gets very hot during the day and very cold at night. Beth Ford Roth | Public Radio Reporter: It's a … [Read more...] about Search for missing Marine wife “like finding a needle in a thousand haystacks”
The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America. By LINDA VILLAROSAAPRIL 11, 2018 When Simone Landrum felt tired and both nauseated and ravenous at the same time in the spring of 2016, she recognized the signs of pregnancy. Her beloved grandmother died earlier that year, and Landrum felt a sense of divine order when her doctor confirmed on Muma’s birthday that she was carrying a girl. She decided she would name her daughter Harmony. “I pictured myself teaching my daughter to sing,” says Landrum, now 23, who lives in New Orleans. “It was something I thought we could do together.”But Landrum, who was the mother of two young sons, noticed something different about this pregnancy as it progressed. The trouble began with constant headaches and sensitivity to light; Landrum described the pain as “shocking.” It would have been reasonable to guess that the crippling … [Read more...] about Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis