farm pregnancy cuts asthma risk study

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13 years 9 months ago #220885 by reggit
Interesting. Also interesting that the BBC picked up this story but I've seen nothing in the NZ papers...? Pity our news isn't quite so current.

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13 years 9 months ago #220904 by maggies mum
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Thats cos the NZ news is hopeless! lol ;)

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13 years 9 months ago #220916 by Prim

tigger;196016 wrote: Interesting. Also interesting that the BBC picked up this story but I've seen nothing in the NZ papers...? Pity our news isn't quite so current.

It's interesting research - and it's 'old' news Tigs. I remember hearing the story ummm, a few weeks ago (perhaps even 6 - 8 weeks ago?). Although, just now doing a quick Google search the first few hits are definitely alot more recent than that. Hmmm, I wonder what I only half remember from a while ago then?! :confused:

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13 years 9 months ago #220919 by Andrea1
This is old news -- it was in the farming papers and even covered with several stories on Radio NZ quite some time ago (I seem to remember the beginning of winter?).

However, I think the main gist of the earlier reports was some types of cancer as well as asthma, without the emphasis on the risk of childhood asthma being lessened by farm exposure.

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13 years 9 months ago #220937 by Simkin
Old old news. Our younger son was part of the New Zealand study regarding this finding. He is 15 years old now. As he was involved we received the findings more than 10 years ago. The findings were published at the time but the issue was quite contentious.

Children who grow up on farms get homegrown food, too, apart from being subjected to the smells and dusts and bugs that are around as opposed to a 'sterile' flat. So what does make them healtier - the environment or the food - or both?????

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13 years 9 months ago #221059 by DiDi
Getting dirty and eating bacteria/bugs from an early age is what makes kids healthy! Sets up a strong immune system. Go farming!

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13 years 9 months ago #221078 by Pumpkingirl
Yep, I remember that story from years ago, because my brother and I discussed it and our own health and lack of allergies, as versus his then girlfriend and her family (now wife) whose whole family suffers from every chronic allergy under the sun. All are obsessed with cleanliness, and not just clean but antibacterial this and detergent that.

Since she got married and moved to the country, my SIL has become a little better

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