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Asthma Can inhalers be used to help with a cough and other conditions?

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Asthma Is asthma being overdiagnosed?

It's estimated that 1.1 million children have asthma in the UK, but new research from the Netherlands suggests that doctors are diagnosing the condition abundantly. Researchers from the University Medical Centre, Utrecht, took the medical records of 652 children aged 6 to 17 who used inhalers all year round. Those that were not confirmed with asthma by a spirometry test, or were diagnosed as having probable asthma, were classed as 'overdiagnosed'. This group measured a somewhat shocking 53.5%. Although this research took place outside the UK, it has implications for GPs worldwide.

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