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Early Child Care Do Not Trigger Asthma

A meta-analysis of 32 studies offers mixed results regarding the relationship between early child care attendance and childhood asthma. Sending young children to preschool or day care will not increase their risk of developing asthma, instead it may help protect kids against the respiratory disease, according to the study published in the Journal of Asthma.

Autistic Children May Inherit DNA Mutations From Their Parents

Over the past decade, researchers have firmly established that gene mutations appearing for the first time, called de novo mutations, contribute to approximately one-third of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Now, a new study, published in Science, probing so-called noncoding DNA has found that alterations in regions that regulate gene activity may also contribute to autism. And surprisingly, these variations tended to be inherited from fathers who aren’t autistic.