Could tapeworms prevent bowel disease in children?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) isn’t good for anyone to have, but it’s particularly hard on children – it can cause reduced absorption of nutrients, which can in turn stunt a child’s growth. That’s why scientists are looking at a better way of treating it … using tapeworms…
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