Tagged: toxoplasmosis

Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in a cat movie!

Benedict Cumberbatch is playing the lead role in a film about Louis Wain, the eponymous and cat-loving English artist who is famous for his drawings of anthropomorphized cats and kittens. Mr Cumberbatch is playing...

Can pregnant women be around cats?

Can Pregnant Women Be around Cats?

I think this point needs to be made again. In fact, it needs to be made over and over again because, despite my best efforts and the efforts of others, women still have a...

Cats and pregnant women

Can I cuddle my cat when pregnant?

Yes, you can cuddle your cat when pregnant. However, it is useful to have a basic knowledge of toxoplasmosis. Some precautions can be taken. This parasitic protozoan can result in abortions, stillbirths and unexplained perinatal deaths.

Child playing in sandy soil

Can Children Be Blinded by Cat Faeces?

In the West, I don’t believe that there is a single case of a child being blinded1 by cat faeces but their eyesight can be negatively affected in very rare cases. The infections can...

Do Cats Cause Mental Illness?

A very recent study published online on 22 February 2017 debunks the theory that cats cause mental illness in people. This is an evergreen topic of discussion and there is conflicting information on the...

Can Toxoplasmosis Help Cure Cancer?

Can Toxoplasmosis Help Cure Cancer?

There are indications that the parasite causing toxoplasmosis, Toxoplasma gondii, could be used in the future in treatments to cure cancer. This is great news because toxoplasmosis is used as a rod to beat...

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