Pets Alter Infants' Microbiota to Lower Risk of Allergies, Obesity

Pets Alter Infants’ Microbiota to Lower Risk of Allergies, Obesity

New research highlights the benefits of having pets around the house during childhood, after finding that early-life exposure to furry animals may reduce the risk of developing allergies and obesity. New research suggests that early life pet exposure could lower the risk of allergies and obesity. Led by researchers from the University of Alberta in… Continue reading Pets Alter Infants’ Microbiota to Lower Risk of Allergies, Obesity

Allergies in Infants and Children

Allergies in Infants and Children

Any child may become allergic, but children from a family with a history of allergies are more likely to develop allergies themselves. An infant’s allergic reaction is caused by an overreaction by his immune system. The immune system is developed to fight off illnesses, but sometimes it reacts to something harmless, like pollen or pet… Continue reading Allergies in Infants and Children