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Study: Female Owners of Cats More Prone to Suicide

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Researchers have found that women who own cats have an increased risk of suicide and mental health problems due to a common parasite found in their pet’s litter bins. A study found that women infected with the feline parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) were one-and-a-half times more likely to attempt suicide then those who are […]

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China Cats Catch Rats

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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A remote west China city is rounding up stray cats and putting them to work catching rats that infest pasture lands. China’s official Xinhua news agency says around 150 strays, dubbed by the media as the “cat army,” were turned loose on the range lands outside the city of Bole in May to fight what […]

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