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#Dirt is Good for #Kids #Immunity

TweetAt the risk of seeming blasphemous and illiterate, have you ever heard the saying “God made dirt so dirt don’t hurt”? Moving away from the theological POV for agnostics and we’ve got biological support for the notion. Studies say that … Continue reading

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#PickYourNose to Fight #Flu

TweetDie-hard nose-pickers will swear that there’s science backing their unsightly handsy habit. However, to their defense, researchers are looking into the possibility of using mucus to develop the next flu drug. Good news….or bad new, depending on how you feel … Continue reading

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#Tattoos Boost Your #ImmuneSystem

TweetWhen it comes to getting a tattoo, first timers may be overwhelmed by the experience, which results in suppressing the immune system. However, repeat offenders are those who experience a boost in immunity when getting tattooed. Upon further research it … Continue reading

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C-Section Babies, Bacteria Bsths

TweetOrganic delivery of a baby is unscheduled. When you deliver by C-section, it’s a scheduled procedure, which affords convenience for the doctor and the mother. C-section delivery also leaves the baby in a situation where it’s immune system is lacking … Continue reading

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@Mother of Underweight #Babies BBmbrace #KangarooCare

TweetKangaroo care, or skin-to-skin holding, is shown to significantly improve death rate for underweight newborn babies. A number of reasons could be why this is beneficial but the obvious perks include intimate knowledge of the baby’s health and lower-risk of … Continue reading

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Directions To Optimal @EverydayHealth With #GutBacteria

TweetIn case you don’t know about these little guys, gut bacteria are probably the most influential bacteria in your body. It’s all about diversity and having the right balance of the specific types in the gut biome. Besides influencing your … Continue reading

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Feeling Anxious? Try A Pickle.

TweetSocial anxiety is no joke. Eating fermented food may help lessen the severity of social anxieties, according to a new study. Fermented foods such as pickles, kimchi, and sauerkraut have the advantage of extraordinary probiotics, which can manifest a healthy … Continue reading

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Immune Vulnerability and Type 1 Diabetes

TweetResearchers have been able to identify what children may be at a higher risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. Given the higher risk predisposition, why is it some people develop T1D and others do not? Dr. Jessica Dunne, Senior Scientist … Continue reading

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Osteoclast Function in Diabetes

TweetBones are important for support, protection, and mobility of the body. Diabetes can affect the body, including the bones. Dr. Shannon Wallet, Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, speaks with me about her work, funded by … Continue reading

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