Child asthma cases can triple at the start of the school year as returning to the classroom exposes pupils to coughs and colds, researchers warn

The number of childhood asthma cases triples at the beginning of the school year, research suggests.

Figures show a spike in asthma attacks for children aged between one and 14 when they return to school in September.

Experts said this is probably because of coughs and colds spread in the classroom, as well as changing weather.

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