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A new study by the Stanley Medical Research Institute and John Hopkins University’s School of Medicine reveals that owning a cat during your childhood years could result in mental illness later on in life. Researchers looked at two previous studies and concluded that exposure to toxoplasmosis makes one more prone to mental problems later in life.
Toxoplasmosis is found in cat litter.
The researchers say: “Cat ownership in childhood has now been reported in three studies to be significantly more common in families in which the child is later diagnosed with schizophrenia or another serious mental illness.”
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