Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Fast-growing HIV epidemic in Philippines > Health-in-Motion 21 October 2016 Your dog probably understands more than you might think A new study suggests that your dog probably understands more than you might think and can tell when your praise for them is sincere. By scanning the brains of 13 family dogs from four different breeds Hungarian scientists discovered that the dogs were able to distinguish between positive and neutral words. According to American behavioural scientist Clive Wynne their work “provides the first evidence from inside a dog’s brain that there’s processing that depends on the meaning of a word and not just the tone of voice in which it is said”. 0 More: Daily Dose: Fast-growing HIV epidemic in PhilippinesHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News 2016 Health of the Nation Survey Medical Fast-growing HIV epidemic in Philippines Medical Breast cancer prevention drug no use beyond 5 years Lifestyle Injectables: Fact vs. fiction Parenting Baby teethers in US contain bisphenol-A Medical SEE: How to sit correctly From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.