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Thumb-suckers and nail-biters defended against allergies – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 12th, 2016.

Children who suck their thumb or chew their nails are less likely to develop allergies later in life, researchers from the Dunedin Study have found. The Dunedin Study – featured in documentary series Why am I? – has been following a cohort of 1037 participants since they were born in 1972-73. Their latest results, published in Pediatrics, have […]

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