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.
Women who regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at work appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not, according to new research.
A new thoracic nurse specialist has been appointed in London specifically to support mesothelioma patients, a charity has announced.
A new “taskforce for lung health”, comprising 25 representatives from the respiratory sector, is calling for evidence to identify what needs to change in the prevention and diagnosis of lung disease.
Nurses, doctors and therapists at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working together to identify and treat people with severe asthma who could benefit from new drugs.
Senior nurses at Colchester Hospital have praised staff for their “fantastic team work” in treating a significantly higher number of children than a year ago.
Healthcare professionals should tell patients that most sore throats do not need antibiotics, states guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England.