A scandalous lack of research on periods and painful conditions that affect women

A scandalous lack of research on periods and painful conditions that affect women

Lucy Pasha-Robinson’s horrible predicament brought tears to my eyes (I’m one of the 28m in Britain who live with chronic pain – where is the plan to help us?, 16 May ).Why did the Queen get given an Oyster card (Queen makes surprise appearance at Elizabeth line opening ceremony, 17 May )?

Health worker mauled to death by dogs while investigating attack by same pack

Health worker mauled to death by dogs while investigating attack by same pack

Brandy Lee Dowdy, 39, has been charged with manslaughter (Picture: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)An Alabama Department of Health worker was reportedly mauled to death by a pack of dogs while following up another alleged attack by the same animals.

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

Overall, the study is a reminder that pet owners (particularly those looking to find a clone-like stand-in for old companions ) are better off choosing dogs based on their individuality and behaviors, not their breeding.

Patron the mine-sniffing dog is capturing Ukraine's hearts

Patron the mine-sniffing dog is capturing Ukraine's hearts

A 2-year-old Jack Russell Terrier has captured the hearts of Ukrainians as he sniffs out mines and other unexploded weapons left behind by Russian soldiers.

Ukrainian service dog who ‘found 150 explosives during war’ is a very good boy

Ukrainian service dog who ‘found 150 explosives during war’ is a very good boy

Fearless Patron is rewarded with blocks of fresh cheese at the end of his working day (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) The two-year-old Jack Russel has been praised by the Ukrainian government for his tireless work (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) Unexploded ordinance doesn’t scare this hard working dog (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) Patron’s name means ‘bullet’ in Ukrainian (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns)‘Be aware, look under your feet, and do not upset Patron’, the civil defence and rescue agency said in a post.

Hundreds of dogs left to die in abandoned shelter in Ukraine after Putin unleashes attack

Hundreds of dogs left to die in abandoned shelter in Ukraine after Putin unleashes attack

Of the 485 dogs living in the shelter, only 150 survived, the animal rights organisation UAnimals reported.Hundreds of dogs starved to death in the Borodyanka shelter (Image: Network for Animals)Shocking footage from the shelter was shared on social media by UAnimals and Network for Animals, an international animal welfare organization.

20 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America

20 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America

In fact, the champion German shepherd Manhattan, who won Westminster in 1987, is one of Frei’s favorite show dogs of any breed.RottweilerCourtesy National Dog ShowFrei likes to call rottweilers “the middle linebacker of dogs” and said he loves the breed.

Rescue dog shocks RSPCA workers as she gives birth to huge litter of 13 puppies

Rescue dog shocks RSPCA workers as she gives birth to huge litter of 13 puppies

A dog has left rescuers stunned after giving birth to a huge litter of 13 puppies (Image: RSPCA) Beautiful Elsa and her pups (Image: RSPCA)“However, it’s a lot of hard work for Elsa so we've been giving the pups extra bottle feeds.

Oldest working mountain dog honoured for 11 years of brilliant service

Oldest working mountain dog honoured for 11 years of brilliant service

‘To see her receive the PDSA Order of Merit is a truly humbling and touching experience, and it’s a wonderful recognition of the time and hard work that search dogs and their teams dedicate to mountain safety.

How adopting a three-legged dog helped me accept my own disability

How adopting a three-legged dog helped me accept my own disability

03:21Although I wouldn’t be able to put my thoughts into words until years later, I adopted a disabled dog because I could no longer live with the loneliness of being the only disabled one in my life.

‘Beautiful’ baby girl mauled to death by dog is pictured for first time

‘Beautiful’ baby girl mauled to death by dog is pictured for first time

Bella-Rae Birch was just 17 months old when she diedA ‘beautiful’ baby girl killed by a dog her parents had owned for a week has been pictured for the first time.For more stories like this, check our news page.

Britain's saddest dog? Rescuers refusing to give up on pooch already returned once

Britain's saddest dog? Rescuers refusing to give up on pooch already returned once

Waffle is still waiting for the perfect home to come along (Image: RSPCA)“Waffle is a complex soul and he’s very sensitive as he’s not had the best start in life.

Ukraine animal charities: 5 verified nonprofits to help refugees' pets

Ukraine animal charities: 5 verified nonprofits to help refugees' pets

Larger organizations are coordinating support for local animal shelters, but it’s dangerous work.Landsmann supports the efforts of this Ukrainian organization so much that she commended their work to Mike Arms, CEO of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Unloved pup becomes Police sniffer dog helping out at crime scenes

Unloved pup becomes Police sniffer dog helping out at crime scenes

Bella was just a 20-week-old pup when she was found living in the back of a van (Picture: Triangle News)RSPCA Kent Chief Inspector Nick Wheelhouse said: ‘We were called to an address by Police and discovered three dogs living in the back of a van in completely inappropriate conditions.

Retired nurse makes £15,000 by selling artwork painted by her dog

Retired nurse makes £15,000 by selling artwork painted by her dog

Forget Picasso, Ivy may just be the greatest artist of all time (Picture: Caters)A retired nurse has made £15,000 by selling artwork painted by her dog.Ivy the dog with one of her paintings (Picture: Caters)Lisa donates the profits from Ivy’s artwork to local charities and food banks in their area.

‘Happy dog time’: boom in UK dogsitting as owners return to office

‘Happy dog time’: boom in UK dogsitting as owners return to office

While this has brought a myriad of benefits to new dog owners, from helping them cope emotionally with the social isolation and stress of lockdowns to keeping them fit and active, the ending of restrictions has raised fresh challenges, among them how pets fit into their owners’ post-lockdown lifestyle.

‘We bonded big time’: the man who trains guide dogs with love, dedication – and a broken heart

‘We bonded big time’: the man who trains guide dogs with love, dedication – and a broken heart

“I’d seen people locally with guide dog puppies,” says Lyon, “and thought, ‘That’s a good way to go.When asked about his treat from Guardian angel, Lyon is resolute: the only thing he wants are some fresh toys for his current charge, Danny, a 13-month-old labrador-retriever cross.

Powerline falls on kennels killing 13 pedigree dogs during Storm Dudley

Powerline falls on kennels killing 13 pedigree dogs during Storm Dudley

A full investigation is now underway by Northern Power Grid (Picture: Cuckavalda Gundogs) A powerline of 11,000 volts was brought crashing down onto the runs where the dogs were kept (Picture: North News and Pictures)All of the dogs killed in yesterday’s accident were aged between seven months and six years.

‘Relentless calls and constant abuse’: why Britain’s vets are in crisis

‘Relentless calls and constant abuse’: why Britain’s vets are in crisis

Meanwhile, Vetlife, a charity that provides emotional, financial and mental-health support to the veterinary community, received 4,000 calls to its helpline in 2020 – its busiest year on record.

Hamsters can transmit Covid to humans, data suggests

Hamsters can transmit Covid to humans, data suggests

Concerns that hamsters might also be capable of infecting humans first surfaced when a 23-year-old worker at the Little Boss pet shop in Hong Kong tested positive for Covid on 15 January – the city’s first Delta variant diagnosis for more than three months.