The Doctors: Do Dogs Get Car Sick?
The Doctors welcomed back veterinarian Courtney Campbell, sharing a video of a dog reaching for his owner’s hand while riding in the car. Dr Campbell said it’s possible the dog was suffering from anxiety. The dog can salivate, pant, or express other signs of anxiety while riding in the car, which is why it’s a good idea to take them other places than just the vet because they’ll know what’s going to happen. Can dogs get carsick? Absolutely! Remember CALM, cover the carrier, abstain from food, limit the trip, and medication, because some people are now using ginger to help their dogs.
The Doctors: Is Baby Talk Bad For Children?
Do you used baby talk even when you’re not talking to your baby? Just out of habit? One viral video tackled just that, and Dr Rachael Ross laughed saying Dr Jennifer Ashton was guilty of that. So is baby talk good or bad? Studies show that if you use nonsensical words it can be bad for their development as opposed to full sentences. Go ahead and use song when you want, but try to use adult language to avoid affecting their language development!
The Doctors: Drug Could Extend Human Life
For The Doctors News in 2:00, it was reported that the FDA has approved trials to research a drug that could extend human lives to 120 years of age. Researchers are recruiting thousands of adults between the ages of 70 and 80 who have or are at risk for cancer, heart disease, or dementia, for the trial to be called “Targeting Aging with Metformin.” Metformin is a drug used to treat diabetes, but some scientists think it could hold the key to anti-aging because of the boost in release of oxygen molecules in a cell. The drug has already been tested on animals, and some of their lives were extended on the drug.
The Doctors: Bernie Sanders Hernia Surgery
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is back on the campaign trail after an elective outpatient hernia repair surgery. He was treated at George Washingon University Hospital where he reportedly said “Medicare for all” coming out of the recovery room. A hernia is a condition in which part of an organ protrudes, such as the intestines bulging through the abdominal wall. In an interview, Sanders said he was “blessed with good health.”
The Doctors: Carrie Fisher Star Wars Weight Loss
The Doctors also reported that in an interview with “Good Housekeeping UK” Carrie Fisher said she was pressured to lose more than 35 pounds to reprise her role as Princess Leia in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The 59-year-old actress told the magazine she’s “in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance.”
Fisher lost the weight using diet and exercise, but joked saying “they [didn’t] want to hire all of me only about three quarters!”
The Doctors: Prevent Decision Fatigue
For their Prescription of the Day, The Doctors explained that wearing the same outfit every day is a science-backed way to help make better decisions. It has to do with decision fatigue, so you’re saving yourself from another decision. One study looked at a food challenge where people were given the choice between cookies and radishes, and those who had to perform a puzzle ahead of time, were more likely to choose the cookies because of brain fatigue!