What We Learned This Week: March 30th, 2012
Enjoy HealthCentral's picks of the five most interesting, thrilling, frightening and amusing health stories of the week.
Rub Some Dirt in It
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The Bringham and Women's Hospital confirmed what is known as the "hygiene hypothesis". That is, children who are exposed to germs in early childhood have a stronger immune system. Researchers found that mice raised in a 'normal' environment were healthier than mice relegated to a sterile environment.
No word yet if the 'walk it off' treatment works for childrens' sprained ankles.