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Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and developments around health
As many as 36 per cent of the patients, who were randomly checked by doctors of superspecialty hospitals in Kerala, were found to be asthmatic. This number ranged from 10 per cent to 15 per cent in previous surveys.
Around 20 million people in India suffer from asthma, which is roughly 10 per cent of the global number of asthmatic patients.
Dust, cockroaches and pollens are the biggest causes of allergic asthma, according to analysis of reports of five years.
In what could be a major breakthrough in making the diagnosis of asthma easy through a simple blood test, a biomarker in blood which plays a key role in orchestrating chronic inflammation has been identified.
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