You may not like the ear infections and colds that your tot gets in daycare, but all the exposure they are getting may pay off in the end. A new study found:

Children who attended daycare or playgroups have a 30 percent lower risk of developing the most common form of childhood leukemia compared to those who do not.

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The researchers looked at 14 different studies that examined 20,000 children. Of those, about a third of them had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Researchers believe the earlier exposure to germs can strengthen a tot's immune system — even to leukemia.

While there are unknown factors that cause leukemia, this report may offer a peek into how the disease might be prevented.

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