Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health disorders. While the most common therapy animal is dogs, the use of other creatures is on the rise. More from Faith Lapidus.
Researchers now report a new way to measure millions of small genetic variations that add up to cause harm, letting them calculate someone’s inherited risk for the most common form of heart disease and four other serious disorders
Talk about going green. One British soccer team has made it its goal to become the first professional sports team in the world to be certified carbon neutral. It's an official designation recently awarded to the team by the Secretary in charge of Climate Change at the United Nations. But that's not all. The team may also be the world's first 100 percent vegan football club. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo has more.
There's an abundance of seahorses in a remote gulf off the coast of northeastern Greece … and scientists are not exactly sure why. Although seahorses exist in Greece's seas, scientists say it's unusual to find a stable and continued presence for a protected species ravaged by overfishing throughout the Mediterranean Sea. Local divers are enthralled by the elegant creatures and are going to great lengths to document their presence and advocate for their protection. VOA's Julie Taboh has more.