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Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet shows signs of the flu.

Yes, you can infect your pet with the flu. Here’s what to do about it.

The flu virus mainly infects warm-blooded mammals and birds, which means dogs and cats are susceptible but lizards and turtles are not.
Chemdawg marijuana plants grow at a facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada October 29, 2019.

CULTIVATED: Layoffs hit Canndescent, KPMG rakes in millions from cannabis companies, and more.

In this edition, we got the scoop on layoffs at Canndescent, and break down the fees the 'Big Four' auditors are pulling in from cannabis companies.
Most household dogs and cats have the bacteria in their saliva.

A man died after his dog licked him, leading to a rare infection that caused blisters and strange bruises

Most pet dogs have the bacteria that caused the infection in their saliva, but most people who come in contact with it don't get sick.
HPV is spread through skin-to-skin contact so condoms aren't guaranteed to stop the spread of HPV from one person to the next.

A therapist needed rectal surgery to treat his HPV, and he said it changed his life for the better

The creator of a sex education YouTube channel hopes sharing his experience can fight stigma and help people have safe and fulfilling sex lives.

Dispensed: DC healthcare power players, steeper losses for Oscar and Bright, and hospital tech chiefs dish on Google

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.
Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) talks about the cost of insulin in the USA versus Canada as he joins a group of people with diabetes on a trip to Canada for affordable Insulin on July 28, 2019 in Windsor, Canada

What I learned as a Canadian reporting on healthcare in America — and what Americans can learn from Canada

All Canadians have public health insurance. But private insurance exists in Canada and healthcare isn't free.
The healthcare community is slowly, but surely, pushing for vaccines that are egg-free, latex-free, and mercury-free.

How the flu vaccine is made

There are more than 100 national influenza centers in more than 100 countries collecting and analyzing influenza virus strains for the next vaccine.
The nickname "popcorn lung" dates back to the 2000s.

A Canadian teen was hospitalized with a ‘popcorn lung’-like injury from vaping, and the damage may be irreversible

Unlike other vaping-related lung illnesses, this case is one of the first to suggest e-cigs can harm a user's airways.
It's possible to build muscle without eating meat.

2 bodybuilders went vegan for a month and found the biggest downside was the gas

The "Buff Dudes" found plant-based eating was surprisingly easy and left them feeling energized and strong. Digestive issues typically pass.
You should talk to a doctor if your cold lasts more than seven days.

How to treat a cold when you’re pregnant

Doctors say to steer clear of Advil, ibuprofen, and aspirin-based products, but beyond that, any basic over-the-counter med should be OK.