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Medical News & Perspectives
April 24, 2019

Wild Health: Dogs and Bats and Chickens, Oh My!

JAMA. 2019;321(18):1756-1757. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.2026

Wild Health offers an occasional look at the animal kingdom’s contributions to human health.

The comforting nudge of a wet nose, glow-in-the-dark bats, and chickens that lay eggs containing human proteins have made their mark in recent studies.

Emergency department (ED) patients with low-risk chest pain can be an anxious lot, but many ED physicians offer no anxiolytics. They’re concerned that patients might feel they’ve been labeled as anxious and their ailments won’t be taken seriously.