Even if your cat drives you a little nuts, don’t worry, because a new study says that cats pose no risk to your mental health.

Media reports in the last couple of years placed emphasis on the danger of your cat to your future mental health, and that of your children. No kidding. The connection comes from the presence of a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which causes toxoplasmosis. Although T. gondii can live within the meat of warm-blooded animals, cats are able to transmit the parasite in the form of oocysts in their feces. (An oocyst is a tough-walled early life stage of parasites… more

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