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Health roundup: Dogs may boost babies' health

Kids & Dogs

Babies who spend their first year in homes with dogs have fewer colds and ear infections and need fewer antibiotics than babies in pet-free homes, a new study from Finland shows. Babies who live with cats also seem to have a health advantage, but it's not as big.


Common cold virus may be making kids fat

Common cold virus may be making kids fat

A common virus may be one of the causes of the obesity epidemic in American children. A study found obese kids were far more likely to have antibodies to a specific strain of adenovirus than normal weight children.

Senh: This is strange news. The cold is making our kids fat? Maybe overweight kids have weak immune systems and are getting the cold more often healthy kids.


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