AR-News: Fw: [HEALTHE] Either brother or dog protects children from allergies

Andrew Gach unclewolf at
Thu Feb 26 10:17:21 EST 2004

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From: "R. Aaron" <raaron at MAC.COM>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:19 AM
Subject: [HEALTHE] Either brother or dog protects children from allergies

> On February 24, 2004, Yahoo! News <> wrote:
> Brother, How Can I Stop Sneezing?
> (HealthDayNews) -- If you want to protect your child from allergies,
> consider getting her either a brother or a dog, says a study in the
> "Journal of Clinical Immunology."
> When 13,922 people around the world were examined as part of the
> European Community Respiratory Health Survey, researchers found that
> people who don't have allergies usually had either a brother or a dog.
> Also, sharing a bedroom with a sibling seemed to protect against
> allergies to cats.
> In case you're interested, having a brother was slightly more useful
> than having a dog, but the difference wasn't really that great.
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