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Childhood Exposure To Germs May Help Immunity

Childhood Exposure To Germs May Help Immunity
Date: 2012-03-30
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A new study of mice supports the idea that exposure to germs in childhood helps develop the immune system and thereby prevent allergies and other immune-related diseases such as asthma and colitis later on in life. Researchers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, US, led the study, a report of which is in the 22 March online issue of Science.

Tags: germs, children, immunity, bacteria

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