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Early exposure to siblings and dogs may help to train the developing immune system. Early exposure to siblings and dogs may help to train the developing immune system. Flickr/henry...

Infants with siblings and pets less likely to develop allergies

Having older siblings and a dog that lives in the home could reduce the likelihood of infants developing egg allergies, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the journal Allergy…
Thinking of jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon? Better think again. Thinking of jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon? Better think again. GlutenFreeChops/Flickr

Everything you need to know about coeliac disease (and whether you really have it)

The Neolithic Revolution introduced a whole range of new foods and proteins into the human digestive tract. But this phenomenal change created the perfect conditions for the rise of coeliac disease. While…
Could cleanliness be causing the rise of auto-immune diseases and allergies? Could cleanliness be causing the rise of auto-immune diseases and allergies? Arlington County/flickr

How clean is too clean? Trust your gut instincts

Could our obsession with cleanliness in our homes be working against us? Advertisers fetishise germ-free kitchens and bathrooms where the threat of “harmful bacteria” is always lurking but can be eradicated…