Kids who live in a house with a dog before they turn 1 have a lower risk of asthma a few years later, a new study suggests.
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Archaeologists have uncovered a Roman settlement that likely housed the family members of soldiers serving at a nearby Roman fort.
Dogs may play catch, obey commands and even share the occasional dessert with their owners, but can they understand simple interactions between people?
Dogs make eye contact with humans because they have hijacked an ancient hormonal pathway that facilitates bonding in humans, new research suggests.
A furry companion can offer comfort to hospital patients, but new guidelines recommend that only dogs — and not cats — be allowed in hospital pet therapy programs.
Dogs may have arrived in the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after humans first did, researchers say.
Dogs may be very well suited to help us understand how these lifestyle factors help our brains as we get older.
Dogs process the emotional and semantic context of words in separate parts of the brain, just like humans, suggesting they understand both words and the emotion behind them.
Dogs do have a unique way of seeing the world. But despite what you might have heard, the canine perspective isn't black and white.
Oxytocin — a chemical commonly known as the "love hormone" — might help strengthen the bond between man and his best friend: the dog.
A new study finds that certain dogs, just like certain humans, carry a gene mutation that causes albinism — a condition that results in little or no pigment in the eyes, skin and hair.
Dogs don't need to follow a pointing finger or see a person's eyes to take a hint. New research finds that they can find treats just by following the direction a person projects his or her voice.