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The hygiene hypothesis is also sometimes referred to as the biome depletion theory, or the “old friends” theory, is a hypothesis that states that the cause of allergic disease may be immune intolerance resulting from inadequate exposure to parasites and microbes in childhood.
Researchers discover healthy, stress-busting fat in soil-dwelling bacteria

Researchers discover healthy, stress-busting fat in soil-dwelling bacteria

Traumatized children tend to suffer from diseases suffer in adulthood

Traumatized children tend to suffer from diseases suffer in adulthood

Scientists identify generation of key immune response in mice on introducing solid food

Scientists identify generation of key immune response in mice on introducing solid food

Mechanism underlying impaired allergic inflammation in children may explain hygiene hypothesis

Mechanism underlying impaired allergic inflammation in children may explain hygiene hypothesis

Early gut bacterial colonization may reduce risk of developing eczema

Early gut bacterial colonization may reduce risk of developing eczema

The Impact of Air Pollution on Childhood Asthma

The Impact of Air Pollution on Childhood Asthma

Atlas Award-winning study calls for more support to fight allergy epidemic in Africa

Atlas Award-winning study calls for more support to fight allergy epidemic in Africa

Early childhood immune signature predicts risk of developing asthma later on

Early childhood immune signature predicts risk of developing asthma later on

Breastfeeding may increase hay fever and eczema risk, but does not have clear effect on asthma

Breastfeeding may increase hay fever and eczema risk, but does not have clear effect on asthma

Tackling food allergies: is immunotherapy the answer?

Tackling food allergies: is immunotherapy the answer?

Clinical study shows new mechanism that BCG vaccine uses to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes

Clinical study shows new mechanism that BCG vaccine uses to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes

New article provides thought-provoking view on the rise of allergy, autoimmune diseases

New article provides thought-provoking view on the rise of allergy, autoimmune diseases

Increased prevalence of food allergy linked to early skin infection and eczema

Increased prevalence of food allergy linked to early skin infection and eczema

Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults

Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults

Hygiene hypothesis: a misleading misnomer? An interview with Professor Sally Bloomfield

Hygiene hypothesis: a misleading misnomer? An interview with Professor Sally Bloomfield

Childhood exposure to microbes through thumb-sucking, nail-biting may lower risk of allergies

Childhood exposure to microbes through thumb-sucking, nail-biting may lower risk of allergies

New research highlights need to abandon modern hygiene hypothesis

New research highlights need to abandon modern hygiene hypothesis

Food allergies linked to diet and gut microbiome

Food allergies linked to diet and gut microbiome

Could worm infection counter IBD? An interview with Dr Loke and Dr Cadwell

Could worm infection counter IBD? An interview with Dr Loke and Dr Cadwell

Early exposure to pathogens may play pivotal role in immune system development

Early exposure to pathogens may play pivotal role in immune system development