Disabled Elderly Say They Want Dignity, Control

SATURDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Two factors -- a sense of dignity and a sense of control -- are critical to quality of life for disabled elderly people, according to a new study that also found that most disabled seniors rate their quality of life as "fair to very good."

Dogs Can Boost Exercise Rates for Moms-to-Be

SATURDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who own a dog are 50 percent more likely to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day by going for brisk walks, a new study finds.

Bird Flu Studies Can Be Published After All: WHO

SATURDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Research on a mutated, more contagious form of the bird flu virus can be published in full, the World Health Organization announced Friday, despite concerns that bioterrorists could use the information to start a pandemic.