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Study: Lack of 'Good' Bacteria May Put Babies at Higher Risk for Asthma

New research shows that babies who lack certain "good" bacteria in their intestines in the first months of life may be at higher risk of asthma. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, identified four specific bacteria that experts think may protect children from developing asthma. In the study, researchers at the University of British Columbia tracked health records of 319 children from birth to age 3, and analyzed stool samples taken...

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