Friday, October 3, 2008

"The common cold is the main reason …

… why people with asthma get bad attacks," says Professor Neil Barnes, spokesperson for the British Lung Foundation when new research was announced in August, 2008.

In the UK, respiratory disease is the second biggest killer. It is also the most commonly reported longterm illness in children and the third most commonly reported in adults. Gender matters here. One in 7 boys and 1 in 8 girls aged 2 - 15 report having long term respiratory illness in England.

Learn more at the British Lung Foundation, including gender differences in development of asthma (girls get it later and longer) and the often curable disease, COPD (one cause is polluted indoor air).

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