A recent study found that babies who are exposed to both bacteria and allergens in the first year of life are less likely to develop asthma and allergies. Not just any allergens or germs though. The study found that inner-city kids who were exposed to cockroach, mouse and cat allergens in their 1st year of life had less wheezing at age 3. Children exposed to a wider variety of bacteria were less likely to develop allergies or asthma. To read more about infants and bacteria, click here.
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