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Barnyard Dust Offers a Clue to Stopping Asthma in Children


Scientists say they may have found a sort of magic ingredient to prevent asthma in children: microbes from farm animals, carried into the home in dust.

The results of their research, published on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, were so convincing that they raised the possibility of developing a spray to do the same thing for children who do not have regular contact with cows and horses.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/health/dust-asthma-children.html

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Not so much the dust but the microbes in it. 

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