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City Living Can Make Asthma Worse for Poor Children

Results of a new study by researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. Children who lived in inner-city areas had an overall 40 percent higher risk of asthma-related emergency room visits and 62 percent higher risk of asthma-related hospitalizations.
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Cancer Mutations and Random DNA Copying Errors

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random DNA copying “mistakes” account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer.