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Vitamin D supplements ‘do not’ cut colds with asthma Subscription
Taking vitamin D supplements does not reduce the number or severity of colds experienced by asthma patients, according to a US study.
“People who live within six miles [of an airport] have higher levels of asthma and heart problems,” the Daily Mail reports after a US study has suggested exposure to carbon monoxide from planes may impact on health. This potential pollutant is thought to occur when planes are taxiing on busy runways.
“‘Good bacteria’ key to stopping asthma,” says BBC News.
Smoke exposure increases asthma admission riskSubscription
The risk for hospital admission doubles for children with asthma who are exposed to second-hand smoke, according to a US study.
A new antibiotic for the treatment of MRSA-related skin infections has been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland along with drugs for asthma and HIV.
Nurse-led treatment for occipital neuralgiaSubscription
Occipital nerve injections to treat occipital neuralgia are often administered by doctors, but a nurse-led clinic proved to be more favourable with patients.
Quick facts: ASTHMASubscription
Facts about asthma, including common triggers and recommended management
Are you worried about your respiratory patients in hot weather? British Lung Foundation’s Vicky Barber provides guidance on what nurses and people living with a lung condition need to consider.
Almost 23,000 people with asthma may have been unsafely prescribed medication for their condition in recent years that puts them at a higher risk of death, according to data analysis by a charity.
Aerobic exercise seems to ‘curb asthma severity’Subscription
Aerobic exercise seems to curb the severity of asthma symptoms and improves quality of life, according to a small study in Brazil.