Treating Asthma

While AIDS, tuberculosis and other maladies get most of the ink, asthma is a serious and growing problem. It is estimated that 235 million people are afflicted with the condition, which accounts for one in every 250 deaths worldwide. Asthma is growing as air pollution increases. It is the US’s fastest growing chronic disease, affecting 22 million Americans, with more than 4,000 dying every year and 1.8 million sufferers visiting emergency rooms, according to the Center for Disease Control in the US.

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