6 on Health: Good news for cat owners
A new study published in the journal Psychological Medicine has good news for cat owners.
It says there's no link between the development of psychotic symptoms with the presence of cats in the home.
Some previous studies suggested that cats in the home could be linked to schizophrenia because of a parasite.
The immune systems of most people can fight off any ill-effects from the parasite, but it can cause health problems for pregnant women and those with compromised or weak immune systems.
Researchers continue to recommend that pregnant women handle cat litter with caution.