Posts Tagged pets

In the Literature: Household pets and siblings’ influence on infant gut microorganisms

Did you know that your body is home to trillions of bacteria? These bacteria live on many different parts of your body – from your skin to your gut to your lungs. The hygiene hypothesis suggests that the lack of early exposure to a wide-range of different […]

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In the Literature: Pets and Respiratory Health

In an article published last summer in the journal Pediatrics, researchers in Finland took a close look at pets and their impact on children’s respiratory health. The results?  In a group of about 400 Finnish children, followed from birth to age 1, those with a dog or cat at home seemed to […]

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