In response to the release of the sense about science publication “Making Sense of Allergies”, the “Conversation”, a global communications organisation for scientists and others has published a feature which examines 4 often repeated myths about the so-called hygiene hypothesis and the relationsh
Allergies are on the rise across the developed world; hay fever and eczema have trebled in the last 30 years.
Although pet ownership can have health, emotional and social benefits, pets can also serve as a source of infections.
An article in today’s lancet says “Human beings have traditionally been classified as organisms, but Professor Martin Blaser disagrees. He views the human body as an ecosystem, “much like a coral reef or a tropical jungle, a complex organization composed of interacting life-forms”.