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Gender and hygiene: Could cleanliness be hurting girls?

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Little girls growing up in western society are expected to be neat and tidy — “all ribbon and curls” — and one researcher who studies science and gender differences thinks that emphasis may contribute to higher rates of certa…

Study suggests that being too clean can make people sick

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system, a new University of Michi…