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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.
First study to demonstrate that microbes are specific to their host species

First study to demonstrate that microbes are specific to their host species

Antimicrobial exposure may increase risk of allergies in children

Antimicrobial exposure may increase risk of allergies in children

Allergy risk in children linked to antibacterials in personal-care products

Allergy risk in children linked to antibacterials in personal-care products

New research shows beneficial side effect of anti-allergy parasite

New research shows beneficial side effect of anti-allergy parasite

High gut flora protects children against allergies

High gut flora protects children against allergies

Latest research from world's leading allergists to be presented at ACAAI 2011 meeting

Latest research from world's leading allergists to be presented at ACAAI 2011 meeting

Study finds key influential factors linked with risk of allergies in babies

Study finds key influential factors linked with risk of allergies in babies

Early infection with H. pylori protects against allergy-induced asthma

Early infection with H. pylori protects against allergy-induced asthma

AJG publishes new review on Inflammatory Bowel Disease management

AJG publishes new review on Inflammatory Bowel Disease management

Exposure to infections in early childhood can protect child from eczema later in life: Study

Exposure to infections in early childhood can protect child from eczema later in life: Study

Research finds link between increased hygiene and higher rates of certain diseases in women

Research finds link between increased hygiene and higher rates of certain diseases in women

Exciting progress made in MS research during 2010

Exciting progress made in MS research during 2010

Mouse study shows flu virus infection may protect against asthma

Mouse study shows flu virus infection may protect against asthma

Overexposure to triclosan may negatively influence immune system: Study

Overexposure to triclosan may negatively influence immune system: Study

North American children may be 'too clean'

North American children may be 'too clean'

Place of birth, low SES and exposure to pests associated with asthma in U.S.-born children

Place of birth, low SES and exposure to pests associated with asthma in U.S.-born children

Survey shows alarming increase of peanut allergies in children

Survey shows alarming increase of peanut allergies in children

AARDA report examining current state of AD released at the National Autoimmune Diseases Summit

AARDA report examining current state of AD released at the National Autoimmune Diseases Summit

Prenatal exposure to microbes may help protect child from developing allergies later in life

Prenatal exposure to microbes may help protect child from developing allergies later in life

Bacteria help in preventing inflammation after skin injury

Bacteria help in preventing inflammation after skin injury