hygiene hypothesis

Exposure to dirt in childhood promotes immunity


March 26th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) The concept of exposing infants to germs in order to build up immunity is known as the hygiene hypothesis. Now, researchers of Brigham and Women's Hospital ... Read more...

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Exposure to worm infection in the womb ‘cuts eczema risk’


January 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema.The research supports the so-called 'hygiene hypothesis', which ... Read more...

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Could cleanliness be exposing girls to certain infections?


January 27th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Little girls growing up in western society are expected to be neat and tidy, "all ribbon and curls". But this cleanliness may be linked to higher rates of ... Read more...

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Catching flu early can protect you from asthma later


December 15th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Catching viruses such as flu when you're younger could protect you from developing allergies later in life, says a new study.Kids today are far too 'clean' for their ... Read more...

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Can flu infections prevent asthma?


December 14th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that the influenza virus infection in young mice protected the mice as adults against the development of allergic asthma.The same protective effect ... Read more...

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Being to clean could make you prone to more allergies


November 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): A new study has indicated that young people may suffer more allergies if they are overexposed to anti­bacterial soaps containing triclosan.Researchers from the University of Michigan School ... Read more...

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What can country of birth tell about childhood asthma?


October 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Researchers from Tufts University have suggested that your country of birth can decide your susceptibility to asthma.The researchers pooled data from five previous epidemiological studies to investigate the ... Read more...

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Bugs help mothers protect kids from allergies


December 28th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) A pregnant woman's exposure to bugs may protect her child from developing allergies later in life, says a new study. Researchers find that exposure to environmental bacteria triggers ... Read more...

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Pregnant mums’ exposure to microbes may protect kids from allergies


December 8th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that pregnant mothers' exposure to environmental bacteria may protect her offspring from developing allergies later in life.The research team from Marburg, Germany showed ... Read more...

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Bacteria vital for healthy skin


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Bacteria living on the surface of the skin helps in maintaining its healthy texture, says a new study. "These germs are actually good for us," said Richard L. Gallo, ... Read more...

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Freedom from lice may have paved way for modern allergies


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): A new study from University of Nottingham has revealed that louse infestation can dampen mammalian immune reactions.The finding means that the epidemic of allergic disorders in modern, urban ... Read more...

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Common intestinal bacteria may protect against diabetes


October 7th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 7 (ANI): A common intestinal bacteria can provide some protection against type 1 diabetes, according to a new study. Research collaborators from Yale University and the University of Chicago ... Read more...

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Gut bacteria protects against Type-1 diabetes


September 22nd, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Mice exposed to common gut bacteria were protected against the development of Type-I diabetes, demonstrating the dramatic potential of microbes to prevent disease.The study by Yale and Chicago ... Read more...

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Farm kids less likely to develop asthma


August 31st, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): Researchers in New Zealand have found that living on a farm during pregnancy may help reduce the chance of the child developing asthma, eczema and even hayfever.They ... Read more...

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Kids with older siblings more prone to asthma symptoms


May 9th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A new study from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health has discovered a significant link between birth order and development of asthma symptoms.The study revealed that ... Read more...

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Babies born by c-section at 20 percent increased asthma risk


November 14th, 2007 - 3:03 am ICT by admin
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