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Antibiotics taken during pregnancy ‘may weaken a baby’s immune system'
 

Antibiotics taken during pregnancy ‘may weaken a baby’s immune system'

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Exposure to antibiotics in the womb could potentially weaken babies’ immune systems and increase the risk of catching diseases like pneumonia later in life, new research suggests. Tests on pregnant mice showed the growth of immune cells that protect against lung disease was interrupted in babies when their mothers were given common antibiotics before birth.
 
www.independent.co.uk
 
12 Feb 2017 - General