For healthier kids, get a cat or dog, study suggests | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
By Susan E. MatthewsMyHealthNewsDaily
Kids who grow up with cats or dogs tend to get fewer respiratory infections during their first year of life, according to a new study from Finland.

Researchers followed 397 children from pregnancy through their first year of life, and found that those living with dogs developed 31 percent fewer respiratory tract symptoms or infections, 44 percent fewer ear infections and received 29 percent fewer antibiotic prescriptions.


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