Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 17 May 2017 Want to protect your kids from obesity and allergies? Want to protect your kids from obesity and allergies? Getting a family dog might just do the trick. Canadian scientists have found that babies in families with pets carried greater amounts of the kinds of beneficial bacteria which are linked to a lowered risk of both conditions in their digestive tracts. The researchers believe that by being exposed to a variety of bacteria early on in life, for instance those living in a dog’s fur, individuals may develop immunity that helps protect them against diseases as they grow up. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical The evolution of hearing aids Competitions Win a SERTA Perfect Sleeper Excellence bed worth R67 999! Medical Just 2 weeks' inactivity can trigger diabetes in at-risk seniors Medical What can you do to prevent sinusitis? Lifestyle The 7 common causes of job burnout – and how to avoid them News Child with cerebral palsy receives special 'pram' From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Smoking and weight gain » Don't think that you're off the hook if you smoke cigars 10 smoking myths people still believe Quitting smoking? Even a little exercise can help you stay slim Best results in limiting weight gain after quitting smoking were found in women who engaged in 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. Baby talk » Why Khloé Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby Baby making Real talk: Is there a ‘right’ age to have a baby? PS Can my mom stop talking about my biological clock already?