Demystifying Medicine Video



In the style of WatchCut, this video presents a basic foundation of immunology knowledge in a question and answer format. It then addresses both the Hygiene Hypothesis and the Old Friends Hypothesis. The video will also provide recommendations for parents on how they can lower the risk of inflammatory diseases in their children.

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