The toxic effects on the lung of drugs routinely prescribed to treat a range of common long-term conditions is much more widespread than thought, warn UK researchers.
A new guide has been launched to help nurses better support patients struggling with life-limiting side effects such as hearing loss and fatigue from treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Decongestants should not be given to young children because there is no evidence they help clear up a blocked or runny nose and their safety is unclear, according to experts investigating the effectiveness of treatments for the common cold.
Gareth Burns is to combine his passion for running and healthcare by taking part in the New York Marathon to raise £2,500 for Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
The widely held and persistent belief that milk boosts phlegm production and worsens respiratory conditions from asthma to the common cold, is a myth, argues a children’s health expert.
An “innovative” procedure that has the power to the change the lives of people with severe asthma has taken a major step towards being approved for routine use on the NHS.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea have a higher risk of developing gout, even beyond the first years after being diagnosed with the sleep disorder, according to researchers.
Honey or over-the-counter cough medicines should be the first port of call for people with a nasty cough, according to new draft guidance, which advises clinicians not to prescribe antibiotics.
Children going back to school are at higher risk of asthma attacks, the Royal College of Nursing has warned, ahead of the start of the new term.
Supplemental oxygen can be used to eliminate the rise in morning blood pressure for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), according to a small study, led by UK researchers.
Breathlessness and conditions of restrictive lung disease (RLD), such as pulmonary fibrosis, may be a late complication of type 2 diabetes, according to German researchers.
Air pollution is clearly linked to peaks in admissions to hospitals and visits to primary care for certain respiratory conditions, according to a new study by UK researchers.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has urged caution among prescribers over the use of antibiotics for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Patients with lung cancer live longer, avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and cope better with treatment when cared for by specialist nurses, according to a new study.
A good relationship with a health professional, as well as peer support, have been identified among key factors in helping patients with lung conditions to stay active, according to UK researchers.
A nurse researcher has been has awarded a grant worth £25,000 to study improving follow-up care for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.
The Welsh government has announced that £2.5m will be invested in a new innovation centre to develop new ways to tackle respiratory disease.
Overweight and obese people are twice as likely to survive if admitted to hospital for any kind of infectious disease, according to a major new study on the so-called “obesity paradox”.
Falling numbers of asthma deaths, hospital admissions and prevalence have not changed regional and socio-economic variations in the condition, according to researchers.
Measuring the strength of someone’s grip could be a cheap, easy and effective way of identifying people at high risk of a wide range of diseases including heart problems and cancer, a study suggests.