Category list : Asthma
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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.
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.
The Welsh government has announced that £2.5m will be invested in a new innovation centre to develop new ways to tackle respiratory disease.
Falling numbers of asthma deaths, hospital admissions and prevalence have not changed regional and socio-economic variations in the condition, according to researchers.
Nurses make animated video to help cut asthma admissionsVideoSubscription
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.
Short-term increases in inhaled steroids do not provide the benefits that are generally expected during the early stages of an attack, according to US researchers.
In 2018, the Slough ‘asthma bus’ will tour secondary schools in the borough of Slough for the third consecutive year. This initiative won the Respiratory Nursing category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
Primary care practitioners do not always reduce inhaled medication doses for patients whose asthma is under control, despite this being recommended practice. A qualitative questionnaire study explored why
Temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, 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.
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.
Funding for the delivery of respiratory care is set to be “rebalanced” in Wales away from hospitals and towards specialist nurses working in the community, according to a plan to reduce variation.
Asthma patients who continue to have problems, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises, according to UK researchers.
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 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.
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.