Category list : Asthma
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Health news today is dominated by the news that, as The Daily Telegraph reports, two in three asthma deaths “could have been prevented”.
“Breastfeeding DOES cut the risk of asthma, says landmark study of 250,000 babies over 30 years,” the Mail Online reports.
Babies given Calpol just once a month “are five times as likely to develop asthma”, the Daily Mail reports. The headline was prompted by a study that suggested Spanish babies given paracetamol during their first year of life had an increased risk of asthma.
Researchers from Northern Ireland have found that a significant proportion of patients with difficult-to-control asthma do not adhere to prescribed corticosteroid therapy.
“Children who use inhalable steroids for asthma grow slower than their peers in the first year of taking the medication,” The Guardian reports.
What are the advantages of using inhaled drugs to treat asthma in children?
Jill McCormack’s son has asthma. Here she discusses her experiences of his care, contrasting community and hospital nursing
Following the publication of the National Review of Asthma Deaths, we joined Asthma UK and ARNS to discuss with the nursing community the need for Asthma knowledge and awareness.
Nursing Times' weekly series sifts the facts from the fiction. This week - Is there a link between asthma and paracetamol use?
What does the media say?