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They're gonna blow away the division just like last year
:-D And though I'm expecting the wheels to come off, I will note that the Rangers were never 7 games up at any point last year. You can't run away and hide in May, but they are doing their part …
Has the theory been debunked that says that babies who are allergic to the dirty stuff don't survive infancy in the dirty societies? So you don't see 5-year olds with pollen allergies because the 3-month old with a pollen allergy died.
Though, having a pet reduces the rate of asthma about 50% in children.
Kids who grow up around livestock are even less likely to have allergies.
As to being dirty protecting your from diabetes.
This is why my brother doesn't really discourage my five year old niece from eating her boogers.
Yes Mr. Benny!
Good one, probably missed by many.
Or, perhaps, one doesn't notice allergies when one's mind is blasted all the time.
9. TDF, situational idiot Posted: May 17, 2013 at 09:34 AM (#4445575)
There were two articles recently in Smithsonian Magazine that talked about allergies, at least in passing. Apparently, it's been known for decades that as a society becomes more clean (better drugs, better sanitation, better hygene) the incidence of asthema, allergies, and childhood diabetes goes up; in the most undeveloped areas (rural Africa and South America, for instance) these things are unheard of.
One theory is that as infants and children, the immune system is actively looking for things to fight against. In "dirty" societies it has many things to attack, but in "clean" ones it doesn't. The thinking is that in "clean" societies, the immune system eventually starts attacking other things, either innocuous (pollen, cat hair, etc.) or important (insulin).
The other theory is that the use of antibiotics is killing a "good" microbe in the body that would normally protect us from such ailments.
Interesting reads, both.
- and they know like HOW what the rate of childhood diabetes used to be?
used to be you caught that you just died
how many people had the $$$ to take their kidz to the doctor for a diagnosis?
how many of those kidz got autopsies?
and they know how many kidz in rural undeveloped countries get medical care or autopsies?
how many of them die of horrible OTHER things so they are not fine besides just having allergies?
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