Top Medical Stories for Tuesday, May 21st

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Here are today’s top medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.

Fighting Asthma With Ginger? Researchers have found that purified components of ginger may have properties that help asthma patients breathe more easily.

Using a Common Catheter May be Risky A recent study discovered the commonly used peripherally inserted central catheters more than doubles the risk of dangerous blood clots. This risk is particularly high for patients who are critically ill or have cancer.

Detecting Obesity Through Children’s Breath? The breath of obese children may help doctors predict and treat future complications, like liver disease or diabetes.

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