Three fourths of asthmatics surveyed recently were not taking anti-inflammatory medications. The study involved 2509 adults who had asthma or who were the primary guardian of a child with asthma, as reported in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Of this group, 20% reported current use of an anti-inflammatory asthma medication. Of those with persistent asthma symptoms in the previous month, only 26% reported current use of anti-inflammatory asthma drugs.
Respondents with lower income, less education, and present unemployment were less likely to use anti-inflammatory medications, as were smokers.
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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