Contact with animals and dirty environments may be one reason farm kids are less likely to get allergies, researchers say.
June 11, 2012 Soaring rates of allergies among children in recent decades have researchers puzzled. One theory says we're too clean, so kids' immune systems never learn how to deal with foreign invaders — even the harmless ones. Researchers now hope they'll find some answers by studying kids on farms.
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Maybe the kids would be healthier if Mom skipped this sometimes.
March 23, 2012 The so-called hygiene hypothesis is right. Scientists say they've figured out how exposure to germs in infancy reduces the risk of allergies and other immune system problems.
November 8, 2011 Allergists see an uptick in problems reported by people sensitive to chemicals in products used to freshen up the home. The symptoms can be mistaken for allergies, but the treatment is different.
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