Report Says Cat Litter Could Make Women Suicidal
(CNN) – Could your cat’s kitty litter box put your life in danger? A report in the Archives of General Psychiatry says a parasite found in cat feces could be making women suicidal. Researchers studied 45,000 women in Denmark over a three-year period.
Women infected with a parasite called “T-Gondii” had a one-and-a-half time’s higher risk of attempting suicide.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get rid of your kitty. The study’s senior author says about one in three people around the world have the parasite and most of those infected don’t try to kill themselves.