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August 12, 2005

Pollution Linked to Childhood Cancer

Exposure soon after birth, or even before, to combustion gases and particularly engine exhaust, is strongly linked to the development of childhood cancers like leukemia, according to a report from the UK. (MSNBC)

April 23, 2005

Day Care May Prevent Childhood Leukemia

A new study provides further support that social activity with other children during the first few months of life protects against later risk of leukemia, say C. Gilham and colleagues. (CBS News)

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December 9, 2004

Ritalin May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors

Treatment with methylphenidate, better known as Ritalin, may reduce attentional and social problems in kids who've survived leukemia or brain tumors, according to researchers. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Childhood Cancer

September 7, 2004

Pesticides Linked to Childhood Leukemia

Pesticides and other pollutants in the environment may contribute to childhood leukaemia, say UK scientists. (BBC News)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Childhood Cancer

August 22, 2004

Preschool Attendance Lessens Hodgkin's Disease Risk

Children who attend daycare or other preschool programs seem to have a sharply lower risk of developing Hodgkin's disease, a common childhood cancer, according to a new study. (Globe and Mail)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Hodgkin's disease

July 13, 2004

Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Health Issues

Studies show that two-thirds of children who survive cancer will go on to have other serious health problems in the future. Radiation and chemotherapy can cause damage that doesn't show up for 20 or 30 years. (Yahoo!)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Childhood Cancer

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