Groundbreaking app detects a childs risk of asthma in just SIX yes or no questions   Daily Mail Onli
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The risk continues to rise the more criteria a child meets, with them being given a 79 per cent risk if all six criteria are met.  Dr Ramesh Kurukulaaratchy, a respiratory medical consultant and part of the team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, said: A common question parents face is whether or not their wheezy child will go on to have asthma. This simple tool should help clinicians answer that question with much greater confidence than before.  It can be used reliably for populations in the US as well as the UK, suggesting it has wide applicability. The researchers analysed PARS against the data of more than 2,000 babies born on the Isle of Wight, or in Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky. Results, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, suggest that the new system is 11 per cent more accurate than existing methods of assessing the risk of asthma.  Professor Hasan Arshad, co author of the study and respiratory medicine consultant at UHS, added: PARS has the potential to be an important innovation. It does not require blood testing and has an improved ability to predict asthma development in children with fewer risk factors.  The PARS app is available online, as well as on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The comments below have not been moderated. By posting your comment you agree to our . Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. Well ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our . Published by Associated Newspapers Ltd Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday Metro Media Group


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