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Asthmatic children tend to be obese, study finds

Asthmatic children tend to be obese, study finds

There is a strong association between asthma and obesity among children aged 5 to 12, according to a study conducted after collecting data from health centres under the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).

Camping can aggravate chronic health conditions, HMC cautions

Camping can aggravate chronic health conditions, HMC cautions

With the Qatar camping season now at its peak, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is urging the public, particularly those who have chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease, to take precautions and consult their doctor before going camping.

Cold weather can exacerbate chronic allergies and asthma

Cold weather can exacerbate chronic allergies and asthma

The onset of winter can be a challenging time for those with chronic allergies and asthma, an associate consultant with Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Pulmonary, Allergy, and Immunology Department has said.

Majority of HMC Chest Clinic patients had acute asthma

Majority of HMC Chest Clinic patients had acute asthma

World Asthma Day takes place each year on the first Tuesday in May. According to the World Health Organisation, 235mn people worldwide suffer from asthma.

Asthma pill hailed in early test

Asthma pill hailed in early test

The first new asthma pill in nearly 20 years has led to a sharp improvement in symptoms for chronic sufferers of the disease, according to an early test of the drug.