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Recently, a study was conducted that showed children who were born to a family with dogs (OK, even cats) were more healthy than their counterparts.
According to CNN.com, the Finland-based study followed 397 children from birth to age 1 and counted how often they interacted with a dog or a cat each week. The children with more contact with these animals tended to have less childhood infections such as respiratory illnesses and ear infections. Animals that spend time outside bring in microbes that boost a child's immune system, according to the study. Dogs were even better than cats (but we know that) because they usually spend more time outside.
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