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GOOD NUTRITION  Breast milk contributes to an intestinal mix of microbes in newborns that might suppress pet allergy risk later, a study finds.

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GUT REACTION  Ice cream and other foods depend on additives called emulsifiers to stay fresh. The compounds cause inflammation in mice, new research finds, suggesting that emulsifiers may also play a role in certain human illnesses.

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GET USED TO IT  Exposing infants to peanut early may help prevent peanut allergies, says a new study.

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