Published in Blood Weekly, June 12th, 2003
According to a study from England, "In a retrospective cohort study of 404,106 live births in the northern region of England, 1975-1986, we investigated whether higher levels of community infections during the mother's pregnancy and in early life were risk factors for cancer, by diagnostic group (leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, brain/spinal tumors, neuroblastoma, other tumors), diagnosed 1975-2001 under age 15 years.
"Logistic regression was used to relate risk to measures of community infections (measles, respiratory and other infections) in three...
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