Asthma on the rise in Asia due to mounting urbanization, pollution February 17, 2004 BANGKOK (AFP) - Asia's rapid urbanisation, dangerous pollution levels and poor medical treatment have triggered an alarming increase in asthma which affects 300 million people worldwide, experts said. The global prevalence of asthma, already the world's largest respiratory killer, has increased steadily over the past 20 years due mostly to urban development, particularly in the region. "This problem is set to worsen as Asian populations become more urbanized, unless measures are taken now to improve treatment," the Asia Asthma Development Board (AADB) said at the World Asthma Meeting held here this week. Experts at the conference, attended by hundreds of scientists and doctors, warned that sufferers in Asia are particularly at risk because doctors are failing to address the chronic condition. More here: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=1403&e=15&u=/afp/20040217/hl_afp/health_asia_asthm- a&sid=96001010 Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 12 Phalgun 5104, Wednesday, March 3, 2004: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Uttarayane Moksh Ritau Kumbh Mase Shukl Pakshe Buddh Vasara Yuktayam Pushya Nakshatr Shobhan Yog Balav-Kaulav Karan Dvadashi-Trayodashi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.