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Childhood asthma admissions peak with return to school

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7565.410-b (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:410
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Admissions of children to hospital with asthma peak in the first few days of school after the summer holidays, a report from Australia has shown.


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    Returning to school increases asthma risk

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    Admissions begin to rise after the first day and continue to increase until the middle of the fourth week of the new school term, says research in the journal Public Health (published online 10 Aug 2006, doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2006.05.015).

    “Our study …

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