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.
Specialist nurses are taking part in an innovative new digital health project pilot that aims to reduce their risk of patients experiencing asthma exacerbations.
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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.
The number of patients with co-infections of HIV and tuberculosis has risen 40% across Europe over the last five years, despite an overall reduction in new TB cases, according to latest figures.
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.
Taking vitamin D supplements could help prevent acute respiratory tract infections, particularly among very deficient individuals, according to UK researchers.
The NHS must be prepared for the entry into the UK healthcare system of smart inhalers, which have the potential to transform care for people with asthma, according to a charity report.