In brief: Action call on asthma guide

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Asthma experts called for the urgent implementation of new guidelines on how people can be helped to survive the disease. The guidelines, published in the British Thoracic Society's journal Thorax, stress that successful management of the condition needs a partnership between parents, patients and health professionals, as well as the right medicines. Every year more than 90,000 patients are admitted to hospital with the disease and 2,000 die from it.

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