Proton-pump inhibitors, commonly used to neutralise stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers, are linked to an increased risk of pneumonia in older patients, warn researchers.
One inhaler containing three drugs used once a day appears to be superior than existing dual therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a major trial.
Investing in a nursing post to specifically boost continuity of care for oncology patients can bring tremendous benefits in terms of satisfaction and quality of life, according to researchers.
Nurses and others working for pulmonary rehabilitation services have seen staffing levels drop and their workload increase amid fears they are struggling to offer timely support to those who desperately need it.
Most cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be linked to factors in childhood, according to a major new study, which highlights the need for early intervention and prevention.
Short-term increases in inhaled steroids do not provide the benefits that are generally expected during the early stages of an attack, according to US researchers.
Health professionals must remain vigilant about tuberculosis, even in low-incidence settings, the World Health Organization has warned.
Differences approaches take by clinical teams to the active treatment of lung cancer across England may be cutting short the lives of hundreds of patients with the disease every year, warn researchers.
The arrival of winter has become synonymous with missed waiting time targets, cancelled operations and efforts to redirect people away from accident and emergency departments.
Temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, according to US researchers.