What is the hygiene hypothesis?

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Offline thedoc

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What is the hygiene hypothesis?
« on: 30/09/2016 19:08:22 »
Parasitic worms that live in our intestines are currently being tested as medical treatments for diseases such as hayfever and certain bowel conditions. But how do parasitic worms protect against disease, are they a safe and effective therapy, and why have they evolved to help us in the first place?

Read the article then tell us what you think...
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Re: What is the hygiene hypothesis?
« Reply #1 on: 17/04/2013 12:34:53 »
Towards the end of this most interesting article, this was written,
"Professor Joel Weinstock from Tufts University in the United States thinks that the answer to both those questions is a resounding yes, as we’ll discuss in the next article: Will Whipworm Work?"

However, when I clicked the hyperlink on ' Will Whipworm Work?' the browser went to a page-not-available notice. Is there a correct link?

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« Reply #2 on: 19/01/2014 06:30:44 »
Or, there's something about vaccination that ruins the immune system. What's an adjuvant? BTW, it's unravelled. Two l's.