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|Early Allergen Exposure Cuts Wheeze Risk|
Early Allergen Exposure Cuts Wheeze Risk
The URECA cohort has been followed since birth, with researchers regularly collecting samples of house dust from their homes.
Early exposure to microbes on farms has been linked to protection against asthma and other allergic disease, but it's not known if there's something similar at play in the urban environment, they noted.
It's also known that both the prevalence and severity of asthma are high in children in poor urban neighborhoods, where conditions that promote allergic sensitization and recurrent wheezing include "stress, lack of biodiversity, and exposure to indoor pollutants and perennial allergens," Wood and colleagues wrote.
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|Before You Tidy Up After Your Pet, Consider This New Discovery|
By Dr. Becker
In the last dozen years, numerous studies have emerged that suggest children who grow up with a dog or cat are less likely to develop allergies, asthma, and respiratory and ear infections than children without pets.