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‘Back to school asthma’ linked to tripling in rate of health service appointments

‘Back to school asthma’ — a seasonal peak in cases associated with the start of the school year in September — is linked to a tripling in the rate of family doctor (GP) appointments across England, reveals research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The phenomenon seems to particularly affect the… Read More »

More than 5 million cancer survivors experience chronic pain, twice the rate of the general population

More than 5 million cancer survivors in the United States experience chronic pain, almost twice the rate in the general population, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers in JAMA Oncology in June. Researchers used the National Health Interview Survey, a large national representative dataset from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and… Read More »