Over-Diagnosis of Asthma in the UK

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Too many children are being incorrectly diagnosed with asthma, with inhalers being dispensed for no good reason and becoming almost ‘fashion accessories’, say two specialists in the illness.

Professor Andrew Bush and Dr Louise Fleming warn that although steroid inhalers are life-saving when used properly, their side-effects should not be ignored and they call for more objective, careful diagnoses.

Meanwhile charity Asthma UK says better tests are urgently needed.

Read the full article at the BBC


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