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Recent Health News #1 – Nail-biting, Thumb-sucking and The Hygiene Hypothesis

Nail-biting, Thumb-sucking and The Hygiene Hypothesis Are those annoying habits actually good for our kids? New information published in The Journal of Pediatrics this summer: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/07/07/peds.2016-0443 Study Purpose: “We tested the hypothesis that children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails have a lower risk of developing atopy, asthma, and hay fever in a …

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