November 3, 2015 | Sinead

I get confused when I read news about what's supposed to be healthy or unhealthy. One week something is good for us and the next we should avoid it.

This week a study showed that babies who spend time around dogs are less likely to get asthma. It looks like a good study, although research in the past has shown the opposite.

I think news articles often use headlines that grab our attention but don't always give us the full facts.

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The research supports the idea that having dust and dirt around us as children makes us less likely to develop allergies.

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