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Gut microbes may determine whether infants develop food allergies

Allergies are more common in young childrenlisegagne/Getty By Ruby Prosser Scully Young immune systems are sensitive to food allergens if they don’t have the right gut bacteria, a study in mice suggests. Sung-Wook Hong of the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea and his colleagues have been investigating the effects of the microbiome on… Read More »

Dairy: Health food or health risk?

When I was a growing teenager, I drank as much milk as possible (often straight from the carton while standing in front of the open fridge, much to my mother’s chagrin). I’d seen the TV ads — milk and other dairy foods were the express ticket to stronger bones and bigger muscles. But today dairy’s… Read More »