Dog-owning children may become snorers

According to a new Swedish study, researchers believe the problem occurs because of infectious bacteria spread by dogs.

The study surveyed more than 15,000 people from Nordic countries.

Newborns that had contact with dogs had an 18 percent chance of becoming snorers. But the risk only appeared with dogs, not cats or other pets.

Other factors included chronic child ear infections and growing up in a large family.

You can find out more in Friday's issue of Respiratory Research.

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