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Exposure to Dogs as a Child Reduces Your Risk of This Mental Disorder

You’ve probably read about some of the benefits of exposing children to pets at a young age. Animals can help socialize children and teach them empathy, increase verbal skills and confidence, and even help protect them from allergies. But according to a recent study from Johns Hopkins, there’s another benefit to exposing a child to a dog at a young age: a reduced risk of schizophrenia. In the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers studied the implications of a...

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