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Scientists Find Link Between Cat Parasite and Brain Cancer in People

Scientists Find Link Between Cat Parasite and Brain Cancer in People

A common parasite spread through undercooked pork and occasionally our cats might have more insidious health effects than previously suspected. New research suggests a link between infection with Toxoplasma gondii and an increased risk of brain cancer. At this point, however, scientists aren’t sure yet if there’s a direct cause-and-effect relationship,…

‘Cat Scratch’ Bacteria Linked to Psychiatric Symptoms in People

‘Cat Scratch’ Bacteria Linked to Psychiatric Symptoms in People

Evidence is mounting that certain bacteria spread by cat scratches and other animal exposures can sometimes have startling effects on our brain. In a new study, researchers detail a group of patients with psychiatric illness who simultaneously showed signs of infection from bacteria called Bartonella, including tell-tale skin lesions. However,…