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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Children's Health: Early contact with dogs linked to lower risk of asthma ♦ Pertussis infection in children associated with small increased risk of epilepsy

Early contact with dogs linked to lower risk of asthma Scientists have used national register information in more than one million children to study the association of early life contact with dogs and subsequent development of asthma. This question has been studied extensively previously, but conclusive findings have been lacking. The new study showed that children who grew up with dogs had about 15 percent less asthma than children without dogs.
Around a fifth of unvaccinated ethnic school girls in UK think they don't need Human Papilloma Virus because they feel they don't need to have it.
Kicking substance addiction in teens: Tobacco dependence should be treated with same urgency as other drugs, study says Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco.
Pertussis infection in children associated with small increased risk of epilepsy Although the absolute risk was low, researchers found an increased risk of childhood-onset epilepsy among children in Denmark who had a hospital-diagnosed pertussis infection, compared with the general population.

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