Tag: airways

The Human Microbiome Project

The Human Microbiome Project is a five-year research collaboration between 200 scientists at 80 universities and scientific institutions, all funded with $153 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the aim of, “characterizing the microbial communities found at several different sites on the human body, including nasal passages, oral cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract, and to…

Cleanliness is Next to Allergy-ness

What would you say if I told you that kids who were more exposed to germs and dirt have fewer allergies than those raised in so-called “hygienic environments”? It’s true! Studies prove that children raised in developing countries and who are more exposed to bacteria from dirt, animals, etc. are actually less likely to develop allergies (and related conditions) than…

Cleanliness is Next to Allergy-ness

What would you say if I told you that kids who were more exposed to germs and dirt have fewer allergies than those raised in so-called “hygienic environments”? It’s true! Studies prove that children raised in developing countries and who are more exposed to bacteria from dirt, animals, etc. are actually less likely to develop allergies (and related conditions) than…