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Rashes Among Schoolchildren — 14 States, October 4, 2001–February 27, 2002

medscape-article Report Fourteen states (Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia) have reported investigations of multiple schoolchildren who have developed rashes. This report summarizes the investigation by state and local health departments of these rashes, which have occurred during October …

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Understanding the Role of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Preventing Allergic Disease

medscape-article Abstract and Introduction Abstract Research in the area of prevention of allergic disorders through modification of the intestinal microbiota by provision of probiotics and/or prebiotics is relatively new. This paper briefly summarizes evidence regarding the role of probiotics and/or prebiotics in reducing the risk of allergy. There are studies …

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