Saturday, April 29, 2006

Dirt pills may help to ease kids' asthma

Australia news:
Children are to be given a "dirt pill" to provide the germs they missed out on as toddlers as part of a revolutionary treatment for asthma.

Researcher Susan Prescott said asthmatic children would receive daily medication that would include a mixture of different strains of probiotic bacteria and antioxidants.

The bacteria will replicate the germs to which, it is thought, the children did not receive enough exposure at an early age.

As a result, they failed to develop immunity and went on to suffer allergic reactions, including asthma.
Some people think that babies today are raised in an environment that is too clean. Some dirty pets might help.

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