Babies low on key gut bacteria at higher risk of asthma

First 100 days are critical period for microbe exposure

child using an inhaler

GOOD BUGS  Getting the right infusion of gut microbes in the first three months after birth may reduce children’s risk of getting asthma (and the need for inhalers) later, a new study suggests.


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