Study: Exposing newborn babies to germs could prevent them suffering from asthma as they grow up

May 12, 2014   // 0 Comments

(Daily Mail) Exposing newborn babies to germs could help prevent asthma as they grow up, research suggests. The findings bolster the theory that modern obsession with hygiene and cleanliness has driven a boom in allergies and health problems. According to the 'hygiene hypothesis', exposure to bacteria is necessary to prime the immune system early in life. Many scientists believe that mod...

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