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GINA fights asthma – World Asthma Day, May 1st, 2007

04-26-2007 05:31 PM CET | Health & Medicine

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Although children may be thinking of Pinocchio’s pet duck, asthma patients know better. GINA is the acronym used by an organization called Global INitiative for Asthma. Their goal is the improvement of living-conditions for asthma patients world-wide and an important tool in raising awareness towards this issue is the world-asthma-day. Created by GINA in 1998, much attention will again be focused on relevant issues and concerns associated with asthma on this year’s asthma day, Tuesday, May 1st. medicalpicture® is glad to support this event with a feature series of images, photos and illustrations concerning this topic.

Quicklink with http://www.medicalpicture.de/cont_518.lang_en.asthma.php

The asthmatic constriction of the respiratory pathways, often has inflammatory causalities and is mostly a chronic condition. Generally, some kind of gAsthmawieseenetic predisposition may be found in asthma patients. Up to 5 percent of the adult and approximately 10 percent of the juvenile population are suffering from asthma. An attack may be triggered by a variety of individual factors although several factors may come together and further increase the severity of an attack. In popular media asthma is often divided into two major groups, allergy related and non-allergic asthma. Cigarette smoke is a major cause of asthmatic attacks in children.

Taking Control

One of the main goals of this year’s world-asthma-day is best described by it’s theme: “You can control your asthma”. Increasing asthma patient’s awareness to possible trigger substances will allow them to ease their condition through responsible use of, for example, tobacco products. More information concerning this topic may be found on the GINA website: www.ginasthma.com/WADIndex.asp.

Weblinks
medicalpicture Asthma Feature http://www.medicalpicture.de/cont_518.lang_en.asthma.phpcont_518.lang_en.asthma.php
Asthma Bildauswahl http://bilddatenbank.medicalpicture.de/folder/17259331
World Healthdays 2007 http://www.healthdays.eu/
Newsletterabo http://newsletterabo.medicalpicture.de/

medicalpicture GmbH was founded in 2002 in Cologne, Germany and is a subsidiary of DocCheck AG, Cologne. The group is the leading cooperative in the healthcare market in Germany. medicalpicture operates the fastest growing, web-based image database with more than 100,000 images from the worlds of health, medicine, pharmacy and science - in addition to photos, high-quality, thematically detailed medical illustrations and microphotographs. The vast majority of image authors nationally and internationally are represented on an exclusive basis. In addition to syndicated image media, medicalpicture offers solutions and services for image databases, image management and image management for the industry.

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