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MAR 18, 2013 - Futurity

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Violence-asthma link for Puerto Rican kids

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Puerto Rican children who have asthma are more likely to have been exposed to violence and to have changes in a gene that is associated with stress, new research shows.Asthma rates are known to be higher among Puerto Rican children, whether they live in the island or in the continental US, according to the study, which is the first to examine the links between asthma, stress, and gene variation.

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