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Geography, Childhood Cancer & Bone Strength

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Where a person lives could affect their chances of having allergies and asthma.

A new study shows living in places closest to the equator can put you at increased risk of developing allergy and asthma.

People living near the equator have higher exposure to UV-B rays and researchers say this increase may be linked to vitamin D, which could affect the immune system.

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Scientists at NYU have discovered genetic mutations linked to relapse of the most common type of childhood cancer.

They have pinpointed mutations that lead to drug resistance and relapse of childhood leukemia.

Doctors say they may be better able to identify which patients are more likely to suffer relapse.

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And a new study suggests not all dairy products are equally good for bone strength.

The study published in Archives of Osteoporosis looked at more than three thousand people and found milk and yogurt are associated with higher bone mineral density in the hip, but not the spine.

Researchers also found cream may be linked to lower bone density overall.

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