Asthma patients who continue to have problems, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises, according to UK researchers.
Louise Gilham has been appointed to a newly created mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist post to support patients across Kent.
Hospital trusts must take note of evidence showing that lung disease is “almost unique” high seasonal variation, with a rise in admissions coinciding with cold weather episodes.
A new specialist emergency care hospital in Northumbria has found that direct admission under respiratory specialist care 24/7 can radically reduce death rates from chronic lung disease.
Older adults are most likely to have asthma attacks and may need more regular check-ups, according to the first ever descriptive study of how the condition affects the UK adult population.
A new nurse-led respiratory infections team has reduced both hospital stays for patients with pneumonia and unnecessary antibiotic use, according to latest data.
A new tool has been created that can help predict whether children with wheeze will develop asthma by the age of 20, according to UK researchers.
Pollen breakdown and transmission in thunderstorms could trigger asthma attacks in patients with allergy, according to a leading respiratory expert.
Even short-term exposure to tiny particles of soot or dust found in traffic fumes on busy roads appears to thwart the benefits of walking on the heart and lungs of older adults, a study has found.
An innovative scheme that sees nurses visit patients where they live improves care for people with lung disease, frees up hospital beds and saves health service resources, according to researchers.