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or over-the-counter cough medicines should be the first port of call for people with a nasty cough, according to new draft guidance, which advises clinicians not to prescribe antibiotics.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.
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Respiratory nurses at Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in West London are hoping to reduce the number of visits that young asthma patients make via an innovative visual learning approach.
Proton-pump inhibitors, commonly used to neutralise stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers, are linked to an increased risk of pneumonia in older patients, warn researchers.
One inhaler containing three drugs used once a day appears to be superior than existing dual therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a major trial.
Investing in a nursing post to specifically boost continuity of care for oncology patients can bring tremendous benefits in terms of satisfaction and quality of life, according to researchers.