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Worldwide variations in prevalence of symptoms of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis in children: the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)
Background: As part of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), prevalence surveys were conducted among representative samples of school children from locations inExpand
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Clues to cancer etiology from studies of farmers.
This article summarizes cancer risks among farmers to clarify the magnitude of the problem and to suggest directions for future research. Significant excesses occurred for Hodgkin's disease, multipleExpand
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Self-reported prevalence of asthma symptoms in children in Australia, England, Germany and New Zealand: an international comparison using the ISAAC protocol.
There is a need for a standardized approach to international and regional comparisons of the prevalence and severity of asthma, and for the monitoring of asthma morbidity over time. In 1991,Expand
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Global burden of asthma among children.
  • I. Asher, N. Pearce
  • Medicine
  • The international journal of tuberculosis and…
  • 1 November 2014
About 334 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, and this figure may be an underestimation. It is the most common chronic disease in children. Asthma is among the top 20 chronic conditions forExpand
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How much asthma is really attributable to atopy?
In recent decades it has become routine to describe asthma as an atopic disease. A theoretical paradigm has evolved in which allergen exposure produces atopic sensitisation and continued exposureExpand
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Case-control study of multiple myeloma and farming.
A previous case-control study which utilised the occupational information available on the New Zealand Cancer Registry found an increased risk of multiple myeloma in agricultural workers consistentExpand
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Estimating the causal influence of body mass index on risk of Parkinson disease: A Mendelian randomisation study
Background Both positive and negative associations between higher body mass index (BMI) and Parkinson disease (PD) have been reported in observational studies, but it has been difficult to establishExpand
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Comparison of asthma prevalence in the ISAAC and the ECRHS. ISAAC Steering Committee and the European Community Respiratory Health Survey. International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood.
International and regional prevalence comparisons are required to test and generate hypotheses regarding the causes of increasing asthma prevalence in various age groups worldwide. The InternationalExpand
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Occupational risks for brain cancer: a New Zealand Cancer Registry-based study.
Occupational risks for brain cancer were evaluated in a New Zealand Cancer Registry-based case-control study. The case subjects were 452 men aged 20 years or older registered under classificationsExpand
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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and exposure to phenoxyherbicides, chlorophenols, fencing work, and meat works employment: a case-control study.
A previous case-control study which used the occupational information available on the New Zealand Cancer Registry found that agricultural workers were at increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin'sExpand
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