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The furry pet effect in cancer patients: affection trumps infection risk

For cancer patients, pets have a positive effect on wellbeing that probably outweighs any risk even in immunocompromised patients, a new review suggests. That’s probably just as well given the majority (63%) of Australian households report having a pet – mostly dogs (40%) and cats (30%) – and the increasing popularity of animal-assisted therapy, according ...

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