Tag: hygiene hypothesis

Dirt Don’t Hurt

A little farmyard dust might the difference in bolstering against asthma and allergies, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Although the study was very small, it lends some additional evidence to the so-called “hygiene hypothesis.” That theory suggests that the surge in ...

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Allergies And The Hygiene Hypothesis

Bolstering the theory that modern society’s fixation on cleanliness might actually be hurting the development of healthy immune systems in children, a new study published this week in the journal Science suggests that exposure to the kinds of bacteria found in the farmyard may actually protect children from ...

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23andMe Allergy Survey: Nothing to Sneeze At

Spring is about to, well, spring.  And for many of us, that means breaking out the Benadryl® and the tissues as pollen fills the air and our allergies kick in. Allergies are part of the daily lives for one out of four Americans, making allergies more common than heart disease, cancer and diabetes ...

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