The Perils of Clean Living

If you've met my mother you might have heard her recommend that children get outside and get in the dirt to build their immunity. Many scientists share her opinion and in medicine, the "Hygiene Hypothesis" and the "Old Friends Hypothesis" explain exactly why this might be true. Science, like other areas of human intellectual development, …

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A Change in Tactics

An article in the recent Equus magazine entitled "The Deworming Revolution: A Change in Tactics" fascinated me as much for its implications to the horse world as for its similarity to the the challenge we face with the overuse of antibiotics in human medicine (for an intro to the MRSA dilemma see my post "Know …

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