The hygiene hypothesis states that the increasing incidence of diseases like asthma, eczema and allergy in the western world are linked to better hygiene and the elimination of childhood diseases. Is better hygiene also important for the rising prevalence of autoimmune diseases, like type 1 diabetes? Continue reading
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Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial two striking studies are highlighted. The first describes the role of basophils in food-induced allergic inflammation in the esophagus. The second shows that mental illness is linked to early death risk in patients with epilepsy. Continue reading