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Your apartment could be affecting your immune system

With flu season around the corner, you might have the typical ways to strengthen your immune system, like eating the right foods and getting enough sleep, in mind. But a new study in Frontiers in Immunology has uncovered another surprising factor in your ability to ward off illness: your living space. Queen Mary University of London researchers manipulated the environments that mice were living in: Some stayed in ordinary cages with sawdust and paper strips for nesting, and others resided in big cages with wood chips and toys (think those ones you used to buy for your hamster).
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