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Housecall for Health: Dogs Prevent Asthma?

“Man’s best friend” could be more than just a great companion – they could be good for your child’s health.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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If your child is begging for a dog, here’s a good reason to give in: New research from the University of California finds microbes that live on dogs can help strengthen a child’s immune system.

Data shows children with pet dogs develop bacteria in their bodies that helps protect against asthma.

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Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

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