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Understanding and managing pain

Pain constitutes one of the main reasons patients seek medical attention. It’s a debilitating condition both physically and mentally, with implications impacting social structures and the functioning and economic well-being of society as a whole. An estimated 10 % of the world’s population suffers from some form of pain, which corresponds to around 60 million []

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Asthma and sport: a viable match

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways that is characterized by recurrent respiratory issues: episodes of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath (dyspnoea), tightness in the chest. It is estimated that more than two and half million people in Italy suffer from asthma, while worldwide the number of asthma patients rises to around 300 million. []

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