Parents can HALVE their baby"s risk of asthma if they avoid exposing them to house dust, nuts, eggs and dairy products

Parents can HALVE their baby's risk of asthma if they avoid exposing them to house dust, nuts, eggs and dairy products Findings contradict the 'hygiene hypothesis' that exposure to allergens and germs boosts immunity 11% of children protected from allergens such as nuts and dairy products developed asthmaCompared to 27% of those exposed to the allergens By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:56 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:56 GMT, 21 March 2013 Protecting babies from highly allergenic foods and dust mites in their first year of life can prevent the development of asthma during childhood, a new study has discovered.

Infants born by C-section are five times more likely to develop allergies

Caesarean babies at higher risk of allergies: Infants born by C-section are five times more likely to suffer common reactions Babies left vulnerable by avoiding natural journey through birth canalThe journey would normally expose the baby to their mother's bacteriaBy the age of two, C-section babies more likely to have developed allergies By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:55 GMT, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 24 February 2013 Caesarian birth greatly increases a baby’s chances of developing allergies, a study has found.

How keeping children too clean can wreck their immune systems

How keeping children too clean can wreck their immune systems Children with pets or who grow up on farms are less likely to have allergiesAsthma, eczema, hay fever and diabetes being fuelled by indoor lifestyles | UPDATED: 18:27 GMT, 22 March 2012 Today’s children may be too clean for their own good, research suggests.

Want an asthma-free child? Get a pet while you are pregnant

Want an asthma-free child Get a pet while you are pregnant Babies who have indoor prenatal pet exposure have a pattern of lower levels of an antibody linked to asthma and allergies Mothers who spend time with pets during their pregnancy are less likely to have children with allergies and asthma, a study has revealed.