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.
A new drug for patients with severe asthma has taken a significant step towards being made available on the NHS, following a change of heart by the medicines regulator.
Taking high-doses of vitamin D supplements does not appear to reduce the risk of catching the common cold among young children, according to Canadian researchers.
Less than a third of hospitals are meeting recommended nurse to patient ratios for treating those on non-invasive ventilation (NIV), according to the most in depth investigation into the area to date, which highlighted a range of organisational and clinical failings.
Pressure on accident and emergency departments means they are finding it “challenging” to meet standards for timely treatment for asthma patients, warn the authors of an audit.
Overcrowded accident and emergency departments, symptomatic of the NHS, especially in winter, can lead to vital delays in patients receiving treatment for sepsis, warn US researchers.
Health professionals from across the NHS and beyond are being urged to adopt the latest version of the world’s first evidence-based guideline on the use of emergency oxygen.
Lozenges that contain zinc can shorten the duration of common colds by a third, according to researchers from Finland, who suggest patients should be encouraged to take them.
An interactive new website has been launched today with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of accurate inhaler technique among nurses and other healthcare professionals.
A short film that is designed to help encourage children with asthma to use their inhalers effectively has been released today.