Brother, How Can I Stop Sneezing?

Sometimes science makes a weird discovery

(HealthDayNews) -- If you want to protect your child from allergies, consider getting her either a brother or a dog, says a study in the Journal of Clinical Immunology.

When 13,922 people around the world were examined as part of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey, researchers found that people who don't have allergies usually had either a brother or a dog.

Also, sharing a bedroom with a sibling seemed to protect against allergies to cats.

In case you're interested, having a brother was slightly more useful than having a dog, but the difference wasn't really that great.

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