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    Feline-Borne Parasite Linked to Outbursts of Rage

    Mad enough to kick a cat? Toxoplasmosis, spread by parasites in cat poo, is normally considered mild or asymptomatic — except in mice, who become careless and impulsive when infected. But a new study of 358 adults found that 22 percent of people with Intermittent Explosive Disorder, which causes disproportionate outbursts of rage, were infected with toxoplasmosis, compared to 9 percent in the healthy control group. Researchers plan to continue investigating connections between the Toxoplasma gondii parasite and psychiatric disorders … which is sure to make the fur fly.

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