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Evidence Of Link Between Childhood Cancer And Phototherapy For Jaundice Examined

Two new studies can't prove a link between childhood cancer and light therapy for newborn jaundice but the authors say it still raises enough questions that clinicians should exercise caution in prescribing the treatment for infants whose jaundice is likely to resolve on its own, though that should not deter use of the treatment, known as phototherapy, in babies who otherwise would be at risk of brain damage or hearing loss.

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