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The role of the intestinal microbiota in respiratory infections

The involvement of the intestinal microbiota in certain respiratory diseases opens the door for new therapeutic options. But we still need to understand the underlying mechanisms.   Researchers recently rediscovered the critical role the intestinal microbiota plays in our defense mechanis...
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Ease up on the cleaning: dust may protect against asthma!

Eradicating dust to prevent childhood asthma may be useless, even counterproductive: the microbiota of certain allergens may have a protective effect. Asthma, the number one chronic disease in children, may be linked to early exposure to environmental or psychosocial risk factors. The exact natur...
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Weight gain during pregnancy is decisive for the child’s health

By influencing the composition of babies’ intestinal microbiota, weight gain during pregnancy seems to be a decisive component in their long-term health.   Gaining too much weight during pregnancy constitutes a risk factor for various disorders in children, particularly obesity and asthma...
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Allergies: the role of microbiota

Recent scientific publications have added new data on the involvement of the various microbiota in asthma, food allergies (eggs, milk, peanuts, etc.), allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis.   For example, we are told that Staphylococcus aureus causes atopic dermatitis. Recent analyses ...
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