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Old 22 February 2017, 01:19 AM
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Bonsai Kitten Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems, study says

Studies have suggested that cat ownership could be linked to certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, but researchers at University College London say they found no link between cat ownership and the development of psychotic symptoms.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/21/health...udy/index.html
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Old 22 February 2017, 01:51 AM
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My cat and all the voices in my head say that they are pleased by the results of this study.
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Old 22 February 2017, 06:54 AM
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The researchers used birth information to determine whether households had cats when the mothers were pregnant and when the children were growing up.
That's some amazing collection of "birth information."

(And a quite poorly written article, of which the above was just one example)
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Old 22 February 2017, 10:15 AM
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If I'd not previously heard of the studies that this was a response to, the headline would be a great example of a Suspiciously Specific Denial (see TV Tropes).

Cat Ownership Not Linked To Having Just Stolen Your Sandwiches From The Work Fridge, Study Says.
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Old 22 February 2017, 12:45 PM
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Sometimes it feels like Ash does things that drive me crazy, but that's not quite the same thing, is it?
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Old 22 February 2017, 01:16 PM
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No, that's "Being a cat most likely connected to mental health problems, cat owners say".
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Old 22 February 2017, 01:37 PM
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Sometimes it feels like Ash does things that drive me crazy, but that's not quite the same thing, is it?
Hey dog owners can, in all likelihood say the same thing. I could when we had a dog.
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Old 22 February 2017, 02:04 PM
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Are they sure the only reason we don't exhibit more health problems isn't because we're self-medicating with cats as the medication?

-- 'scuse me, got to go let a cat in. and get a cuddle, mmmm.
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Old 22 February 2017, 04:48 PM
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No, that's "Being a cat most likely connected to mental health problems, cat owners say".
Cat Owners?! Watch your language!
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Old 22 February 2017, 04:53 PM
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Right! We're staff, not owners!
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Old 22 February 2017, 09:31 PM
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I know that, Mimi most definitely knows that, but a headline writer might be a dog person (or try to appeal to the dog persons in the readership).

Don't "Man-human! Where's the cheese?" Enrico
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Old 23 February 2017, 01:35 AM
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No, that's "Being a cat most likely connected to mental health problems, cat owners say".
Subheadline: "Cats Also Believe in Spreading Crazy Around"

Last edited by Mouse; 23 February 2017 at 01:37 AM. Reason: Because I'm anal-retentive when it comes to punctuation
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