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In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps MinnPost readers make their way through the thicket of health happenings, trends, studies and research. Perry has written several health-related books, and her articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Minnesota Monthly, The History Channel Magazine and Woman's Day. She is a former writer/editor for Time-Life Books and a former editor of Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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Sorry, cat haters: Study finds kids from cat households aren't at an increased risk of psychiatric problems

The study’s findings challenge previous research that has suggested cat ownership may play a role in some psychiatric illnesses, particularly schizophrenia.