Asthma UK

Researchers May Have Found A Way To 'Turn Off' Asthma Attacks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Tech

Asthma could be a condition resigned to history, as scientists claim to have worked out how they can ‘switch off’ asthma attacks. Scientists have ...

Asthma Inhalers - Why the Life-Saver in Your Pocket Is Not, and Never Will Be, a Fashion Accessory

Sonia Munde | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Munde

Did you know that three people will die today because of asthma attacks? Preventable asthma attacks. We all know someone who has asthma, 1 in 11 people have the condition, but because of this there is a common misconception that as an illness it is sorted; 'you just take a puff on your inhaler and you'll be fine'. But many people are not fine.

Half Of Asthma Sufferers Take Life-Threatening Risks

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Asthma sufferers have been urged to be more vigilant after a poll found that half of those with the condition do not think they are at risk of a poten...

Why NICE Mustn't Withdraw Severe Asthma Treatment That Gave Me My Life Back

Sophie May | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie May

The doctors at the hospital sat my mother down and told her there was nothing else they could do, that my body was shutting down and that I was going to die. That was it - I was going to die because of asthma. It sounds crazy but sadly over 1100 people do die from asthma every year.

Inhalers Available Without Prescription In Supermarkets

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Supermarket retailer Asda announced last week that from today, it will be selling blue inhalers over the counter without prescription. Asthma suff...

Are Scientists A Step Closer To Curing Asthma?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British scientists are in the midst of developing an anti-viral drug that could protect sufferers from life-threatening symptoms. Researchers from ...

Asthmatic Children Denied Inhalers Due To 'Red Tape'

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children with asthma are prevented from getting access to inhalers in schools due to "needless red tape", despite almost two-thirds of sufferers havin...