OK – this ‘news’, from the Irish Newspaper, The Sunday Independant, actually reads ‘might cause Diabetes’ – but what sort of wussy headline is that.
It seems that there was a significant rise in the number of babies and small children with type 1 diabetes. There has also been an increase in the use of baby wipes, and researchers believe that these wipes may reduce the amount of minor bugs that help the immune system develop.
It sounds so stupid that it might be true, I suppose. Type 1 diabetes is believed to be caused by an immune system malfunction, so there is something to hang the theory on.
Ironic, isn’t it, all those irritating ‘guilt provoking’ ads for baby wipes, dettol, anti-septic etc might actually be shaming you into a level of cleanliness that damages you babies health.