Lozenges that contain zinc can shorten the duration of common colds by a third, according to researchers from Finland, who suggest patients should be encouraged to take them.
An interactive new website has been launched today with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of accurate inhaler technique among nurses and other healthcare professionals.
A short film that is designed to help encourage children with asthma to use their inhalers effectively has been released today.
Treatment with inhaled steroids may slightly increase the risk of pneumonia in patients with asthma, as well as those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to Canadian researchers.
A “unique” smartphone app to help asthma patients manage their condition has been developed through a partnership involving academics and a pharmaceutical company.
A novel way of using a swab test can rapidly diagnose influenza and other viral infections in patients with severe respiratory conditions, resulting in shorter antibiotic courses and less time in hospital.
Climate friendly asthma inhaler swap encouragedSubscription
Nurses and other clinicians should consider swapping asthma patients onto more environmentally friendly types of inhaler, where it is safe to do so, says a professional body.
Tucking up children in dust mite-proof bedding may help reduce severe asthma attacks and prevent frightening and costly hospital admissions, suggests new UK research.
Recent calls for an expansion of hospital smoking bans to outside areas as well have been reignited by Public Health England.
Treatment in intensive care does not necessarily benefit patients experiencing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure exacerbations, or even acute heart attacks, suggests a study.