Items Tagged ‘germs’

Can you be too clean?

June 7, 2017

Can you be too clean?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Is it possible to be too hygienic? The answer may be yes. In fact, having some microbes on the skin may protect young children against developing allergies. The hygiene hypothesis The “hygiene hypothesis” refers to the idea that exposing babies and young children to germs and microorganisms can help build their immune systems, preventing the […]

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Tags: allergy, asthma, bacterial infections, germs, hand hygiene, hand washing, hygiene, immunology, inflammatory bowel diseases, microbiomes, pediatric allergist, Probiotics


Germs beware: 5 easy ways to avoid getting sick

September 15, 2016

Germs beware: 5 easy ways to avoid getting sick

By uclahealth uclahealth

‘Tis the season for back-to-school shopping, holiday planning and – too often – colds, flu and stomach bugs. With children returning to classrooms and cooler weather driving more people indoors, germs have extra opportunities to strike. Instead of stocking up on tissues and cough medicine, try these five proven methods to avoid getting sick this […]

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Tags: colds, congestion, coughing, fatigue, fever, flu, germs, hand sanitizers, hand washing, sick, sickness, sore throat