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Pets alter infants’ microbiota to lower risk of allergies, obesity

A new study finds that children exposed to pets before and just after birth showed changes in gut bacteria linked to lower risk of allergies and obesity.

Pets alter infants’ microbiota to lower risk of allergies, obesity

A new study finds that children exposed to pets before and just after birth showed changes in gut bacteria linked to lower risk of allergies and obesity.

Therapy dogs have calming effect on children having cancer treatment

A multi-center trial provides some of the first hard evidence to support anecdotal claims that therapy dogs can help calm child cancer patients and their families.

Young male chimpanzees play more with objects, but do not become better tool users

New research shows a difference between the sexes in immature chimpanzees when it comes to preparing for adulthood by practising object manipulation — considered ‘preparation’ for tool use in later…

Impact of insecticides on the cognitive development of 6-year-old children

In an article published in the journal Environment International, researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1085 – IRSET, the Institute of Research in Environmental and Occupational Health, Rennes), in…

Increased risk of salmonella in young children from pet reptiles

Around 1 in 4 cases of salmonella infection in pre-school children is associated with having a pet snake or other reptile, reveals a new study.

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