hygiene hypothesis

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The theory that the clean modern lifestyle and lack of early childhood exposure to dirt, bacteria and other pathogens weaken the immune system, and increase susceptibility to allergies and asthma

hygiene hypothesis

Allergy medicine The theory that a clean modern lifestyle alters the immune system, ↑ susceptibility to allergies. See Leipzig disparity.

hy·giene hy·poth·e·sis

(hī'jēn hī-poth'ĕ-sis)
The tenet that improved cleanliness and modern medical care may be lowering the ability of people to deal with otherwise nonlethal pathogens and disease.

hygiene hypothesis,

n the theory that excessive prevention of early childhood exposure to dirt and pathogens can stunt the development of the immune system.
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Last weekend, Cue hosted the Second Conluck Cup, which had US Ambassador Sung Kim and New Zealand Ambassador David Strachan as VIP guests.
The financing, which was secured by Love Funding Midwest Regional Director Bruce Gerhart and Associate Director David Strachan, represents the first time a borrower has taken advantage of both 4 percent and 9 percent low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) for the same project in the state of Michigan.
In 1989 Professor David Strachan published a study including his "hygiene hypothesis", which suggested that a lack of exposure to germs and infections in childhood was to blame for the rise in the number of allergies and possibly inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis.
The New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan visits Davao City and will stay here until November 20 as a way of strengthening the diplomatic and economic relations between New Zealand and the Philippines which have been partners for 50 years.
He presents New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan with a model aircraft to mark the first-ever flight of a Philippine carrier to New Zealand.
MYLES DAVID STRACHAN (Cottingham) Formerly Newcastle.
DAVID Strachan admits that when he gave up his job as a Church of Scotland minister to build a television career, he felt guilty for perhaps not doing what he was meant to.
Sin embargo, la hipotesis que tiene mas credibilidad es la formulada en 1989 por David Strachan, del Hospital Universitario San Jorge, de Londres, la hipotesis de la higiene o teoria de la exposicion microbiana, la cual plantea que los sistemas inmunologicos de quienes viven en las ciudades modernas no estan preparados para combatir los agen tes extranos, porque ha habido una reduccion de infecciones graves en la ninez.
According to David Strachan, PKHT manager, "We'll use replica Late Bronze Age axes, much smaller than their modern day counterparts, and the finished vessel will be around 10m long.
That was the message from the UK's Financial Services Authority director David Strachan at a financial stability seminar organised by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) at the Movenpick Hotel last night.
The shamed fighter struck David Strachan, 30, in a case of mistaken identity on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, in January last year.
The Committee first heard evidence from Clive Maxwell of the UK Treasury, David Strachan of the UK Financial Services Authority and Christopher Daykin of the Government Actuary's Department.