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Daycare may be risky for babies with tiny lungs
« on: October 03, 2010, 01:08:46 PM »
Daycares may put already-vulnerable kids at risk for serious complications from their illness, according to a new study.

The study involved children with a condition that results from premature birth, known as chronic lung disease of prematurity (CLDP), in which infants experience chronic respiratory problems such as coughing and wheezing.

Children with CLDP who attended daycare were nearly four times more likely to visit the emergency room over a one-year period than children with the condition who did not go to daycare. Kids in daycare with CLDP were also nearly three times more likely to have trouble breathing at least once a week, and twice as likely to need medications as non-daycare kids with CLDP.


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