Older adults are most likely to have asthma attacks and may need more regular check-ups, according to the first ever descriptive study of how the condition affects the UK adult population.
A new nurse-led respiratory infections team has reduced both hospital stays for patients with pneumonia and unnecessary antibiotic use, according to latest data.
A new tool has been created that can help predict whether children with wheeze will develop asthma by the age of 20, according to UK researchers.
Pollen breakdown and transmission in thunderstorms could trigger asthma attacks in patients with allergy, according to a leading respiratory expert.
Even short-term exposure to tiny particles of soot or dust found in traffic fumes on busy roads appears to thwart the benefits of walking on the heart and lungs of older adults, a study has found.
An innovative scheme that sees nurses visit patients where they live improves care for people with lung disease, frees up hospital beds and saves health service resources, according to researchers.
One in 10 people identified as having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have no definitive diagnosis, yet the majority are being prescribed inhaled drugs, according to researchers.
A leading charity is reminding patients and clinicians that a scarf “can save a life” when it comes to preventing exacerbations among those with asthma during cold winter temperatures.
Objective testing, including spirometry and fractional exhaled nitric oxide tests, should be used alongside clinical assessment to help diagnose asthma in primary care, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
A respiratory nurse has been named as “nurse of the year” by the Royal College of Nursing in Wales for her work in tackling some of the worst mortality rates from chronic lung disease in the UK.