Browsing All posts tagged under »parasite«

Cat Litter Parasite, Undercooked Meat, Unwashed Veggies May Raise Suicide Risk

July 4, 2012 by


Women infected with a parasite found in dirty kitty litter, undercooked meat, and unwashed vegetables may be at higher risk for self-injury and suicide, a new study shows. In the study, published today in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers report that women infected with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii were more likely to attempt […]

Organic Meat May Have Higher Parasite Risk

June 8, 2012 by


A food-borne illness known as toxoplasmosis doesn’t grab the headlines the way salmonella or E.coli outbreaks do, but new research suggests that some organic meats may be more likely to carry this parasite, which can then be transmitted to consumers who eat these meats, if undercooked. “The new trend in the production of free-range, organically […]


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