"Care home now has robotic horses and dogs to help combat loneliness...."

"Life in a care home can be an isolating experience. To combat loneliness and provide comfort to their elderly residents, care home Kenwith Castle has taken an unusual approach: The introduction of robot horses and dogs. KC the dog and Keno the pony react to care, making noises when stroked. They can help provide mental stimulation, companionship, and comfort to residents, particularly those with dementia..."

Read more: metro.co.uk/2018/03/17/care-home-now-robotic-horses-dogs-help-combat-loneliness-elderly-residents-7394288/

"Asparagus link to breast cancer..."

"Breast cancer patients could be warned off foods including asparagus in order to reduce the risk of the disease spreading, scientists say.

Researchers are assessing whether a change of diet could help people suffering from breast tumours.

It follows studies on mice which found that asparagine – found in asparagus as well as other foods including beef, poultry, grains and eggs – can contribute to the disease spreading to other organs.

The number of secondary tumours in animals fell significantly when scientists reduced levels of asparagine in their diets."

Read more: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/asparagus-link-to-breast-cancer-is-discovered-by-scientists-a3761046.html

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