Blood test predicts head cancerSubscription
Researchers have developed a simple blood test that can predict a patient's risk of head and neck cancer caused by smoking.
Cannabis linked to respiratory symptomsSubscription
Long-term cannabis smoking leads to respiratory complications, a systematic review has concluded.
Off-label asthma prescriptions for children cause increased symptom levels, research has shown.
Brisk walk cuts cigarette cravingSubscription
A five-minute walk is enough to significantly reduce tobacco cravings, according to UK researchers.
Corticosteroids 'increase admission risk'Subscription
COPD patients given inhaled corticosteroids are 70% more likely to be hospitalised for pneumonia than other patients with the condition, a study has shown.
Smoking increases psoriasis riskSubscription
Smoking increases the risk of psoriasis, a study conducted on nurses has found.
Smokers less likely to have advanced IPFSubscription
A study has found that smokers were less likely than non-smokers to have advanced symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
A combination of the medication bupropion plus counselling helps teenagers stop smoking in the short term, a study has shown.
The government plans to double its stock of antiviral drugs and buy surgical masks for all nurses, under new measures to prepare for an influenza pandemic.
NICE approves allergy asthma injectionSubscription
NICE has approved omalizumab (Xolair), a fortnightly injection for the treatment of allergic asthma in adults and children over 12 years, which data suggests could halve acute asthma exacerbations. The institute said it should only be used if the asthma was still severe and unstable despite efforts to control it with other therapies, and should be used alongside current asthma medications. ...