More than 25% of patients are not being asked by healthcare professionals if they smoke when they come into hospital in the UK, despite acute services having a higher concentration of people dependant on tobacco than the general population, a respiratory doctor has warned.
Asthma symptoms such as difficulty breathing, wheezing and coughing can be reduced with improved diet and increased physical activity, according to researchers.
Nurses can now access asthma plans in 10 different languages including Arabic and Polish to help patients who do not speak English better manage their condition.
Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among nurses, according to a large study looking at thousands of clinicians.
Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics, even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without condition, according to researchers.
Many respiratory nursing teams across the NHS are short-staffed with around half of nurses reporting they are unable to spend as much time with patients as needed, according to a new study.
A tiny medical device containing gold specks could boost the effects of cancer medication and reduce its harm, a UK study has suggested.
A nurse-led screening programme in Liverpool has boosted early detection of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an evaluation has found.
For the first time, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is developing specific advice about when and how to prescribe antibiotics for conditions such as sore throats and colds.
A new drug has been approved for use in England and Wales in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who continue to suffer with exacerbations.