Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Animals Animals All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News Rats alive! Rats can transmit diseases to humans, but if you keep a clean house and practise good personal hygiene, the risk is slight. Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Earth Hour 2013 Ecoroofs and Living Walls Do fish feel? We place fish on the hierarchy of sentience somewhere above slugs. But research on fish responses and learning suggests we've seriously underestimated them. What your cat gets up to 'Kitty cams' on roaming cats reveal that we’ve underestimated these skilled hunters: their impact on local wildlife can be devastating. Is it time to rein them in? Can farmed fish save the oceans? Can farmed fish ease the enormous pressure we've placed on the world's wild fisheries without creating a new agricultural headache? Yes – if it's done in truly sustainable fashion. Elephant tunnels, possum bridges Roads are a major threat to wildlife, but innovative thinking can help animals make it over (or under) them safely. “ Latest comment on Health24 Dagga Movement says... R20 that's cheaper than Stuyvesants 1 in 10 in SA has addiction problem ” Eating fish: a slippery choice How much and which fish should you eat, if at all? We sum up the pros and cons: health benefits, mercury, overfishing and even the feelings of the fish themselves. Barefoot in scorpion country A near-fatal scorpion sting on the toe tends to really drive the message home: always wear closed shoes in the bush… load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Don’t be taken by surprise this winter, keep your defences up with Vital Hop, skip and jump through winter with Hill’s Pet Nutrition Age-related bone loss is higher in women Conduct your most important Medihelp business from your mobile phone Live healthier Fight off the flu » Flu-proof your home Flu guide Sleep soundly Flu season Boost your defences this winter. Brush up on your smile » Dental caries Bad breath Ask the expert How to brush your teeth Here's the correct way to brush your teeth.