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No, Your Cat Isn't a Threat to Your Mental Health

Posted 22 Feb 2017 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 – Cat owners can breathe a sigh of relief: Your feline's litter box likely won't put your family's mental health at risk. New British research challenges earlier beliefs that parasites in cat droppings might be linked to schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues. "The message for cat owners is clear: There is no evidence that cats pose a ...

Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy

Posted 16 Jan 2017 by

-- Infections can be a serious threat to pregnant women and their fetuses. To help ward off infections while you're pregnant, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises: Wash your hands frequently, particularly when you've been around children. Stay away from people who are sick. Cook meat thoroughly, and skip foods made from raw milk Talk to your doctor about checking for group B streptococcus, ...

Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People?

Posted 23 Mar 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 – Your cat's litter box could be a source of explosive anger – and not for the obvious reasons. A new study suggests that people prone to explosive bouts of rage might be under the influence of toxoplasmosis, an illness caused by a parasite found in cat feces and undercooked meat. Folks diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder (IED) are more than twice as likely ...

Cheaper Alternative to Turing's Pricey Daraprim Soon Available

Posted 1 Dec 2015 by

A low-cost alternative to the infection-fighting drug Daraprim will be available to patients as soon as next week. The price of Daraprim rose 5,000 percent after it was acquired by Turing Pharmaceuticals earlier this year. The drug is used to treat a parasitic infection called toxoplasmosis. On Tuesday, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announced it found a backer to distribute a $1-per-pill alternative ...

CDC Targets 5 Parasitic Infections

Posted 8 May 2014 by

THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 – Five types of parasitic infections have just been labeled priorities for public health action by U.S. health officials. "Parasitic infections affect millions around the world causing seizures, blindness, infertility, heart failure, and even death," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an agency news release Thursday. ...

Cat Poop May Pose Neighborhood Health Risk

Posted 9 Jul 2013 by

TUESDAY, July 9 – Parasites in cat droppings may pose a potential public health problem, experts warn. Cats leave about 1.2 million metric tons of feces in the environment yearly in the United States alone. Some of that waste contains an infectious parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which has recently caused toxoplasmosis epidemics in otherwise healthy people, not only in pregnant women or ...

New Test Detects Recent Infection With Toxoplasmosis

Posted 19 May 2011 by

THURSDAY, May 19 – A new test to detect whether a toxoplasmosis infection has been acquired within the past four months has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Vidas Toxo IgG Avidity Assay – approved for people with a toxoplasmosis infection confirmed by other methods – can be used to validate whether infection by the Toxoplasma gondii parasite is less than four months ...

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