Young people with asthma suffer from anxiety Subscription
Symptoms of anxiety are a problem for up to 40% of adolescents with asthma, according to US research.
Nurses, doctors and therapists at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working together to identify and treat people with severe asthma who could benefit from new drugs.
Yoga may improve symptoms for asthma patientsSubscription
Yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in patients with asthma, but its effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain, according to a study review.
Women with acute asthma who end up in accident and emergency are 60% more likely to be admitted to hospital, according to new research.
Falling numbers of asthma deaths, hospital admissions and prevalence have not changed regional and socio-economic variations in the condition, according to researchers.
Whooping cough vaccine 'for nurses'Subscription
It has been recommended that healthcare professionals who work with young children should be vaccinated against whopping cough.
The whooping cough outbreak has now claimed the lives of 10 babies, say health officials.
Health professionals must remain vigilant about tuberculosis, even in low-incidence settings, the World Health Organization has warned.
WHO calls for ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes Subscription
Electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
Welsh smoking cessation initiative rolled outSubscription
An initiative in which nurses help patients quit smoking before surgery is being rolled out across Wales.