Many people in South Africa needlessly die from asthma as they are never diagnosed. According to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), asthma kills almost 300 people per million each year.
Also, the 2014 Global Asthma Report indicates South Africa as having the highest asthma-related death rate in the world.
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A yellow herbal paste slipped into sardines is believed to cure asthma.
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Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases in the world today. Some celebrities, both young and old, have asthma and manage it well.
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Wheezing, coughing and breathless? Could it be the Joburg dust, or Cape Town's rainy winters? Whatever the cause, you could have asthma – and it could be serious.
Do you have asthma?