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.
Obesity is not a risk factor for severe acute respiratory illnesses, including the influenza, in children or adults, despite it previously being linked to more severe cases, according to US researchers.
Three specific lots of asthma inhalers are being recalled, including preventer and emergency relief inhalers, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has warned.
Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to an international study, including UK patients.