Antibiotics and antacids may increase risk of allergic diseases in infants
small babies have mark their health throughout their lives. That's because the remedies they take can have an effect on the immune system. This is what a US study found that analyzed the health of 792,130 children. Researchers found that the risk of a child developing allergic diseases was much greater if she had taken antacids or antibiotics until the first six months of life. P>
The aim of the study was to understand how the use of medications that affect the infant microbiome, those bacteria that we have and are good at our body, increased the risk of allergic diseases. To do so, they analyzed health data from children treated in the United States military health system between 2001 and 2013.
The researchers studied the effects of drugs in the classes of H2 antihistamines and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs ), usually prescribed for gastric problems, and antibiotics, used for bacterial infections.
H2 antihistamines and PPIs were more associated with food allergy, medication, anaphylaxis, rhinitis, and asthma, respectively. The research was done in a partnership between researchers at the Edward Hébert School of Medicine in Maryland and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Military Medical Center in Georgia. . The results were published in JAMA Pediatrics.
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A study by researchers at the Griffith Institute for Educational Research in Australia found that the earlier one learns to swim, the better their intellectual development is. . The results of the analysis were published online on November 15 and are part of a project between the university and the Kids Alive Swim Program and Swim Australia .
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