Asthma 'over-diagnosed and trivialised'
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Is asthma being over-diagnosed?

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.

Prof 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.

  • 06 Apr 2016
  • From the section Health