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6 Tips To Help Manage Your Child's Asthma

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

More than one million children in the UK (that's one in 11) are currently receiving treatment for asthma, according to Asthma UK. When properly manag...

How To Help Someone Having An Asthma Attack

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost three quarters of people would not know what to do if someone were to have an asthma attack, it has been revealed. It's estimated that someone ...

On World Day for Laboratory Animals, 24 Belgian Institutions Unite in Support of Animal Research

Kirk Leech | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK
Kirk Leech

World Day for Laboratory Animals on 24 April was originally established by animal rights activists to raise awareness for the fate of animals in labor...

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

Sonia Munde | Posted 27.04.2016 | 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.

Suggesting That GPs Don't Take the Diagnosis of Asthma Seriously Is Insulting

Dr Maureen Baker | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK
Dr Maureen Baker

As a practising GP myself, I can assure you that any decisions GPs make to prescribe inhalers - or any other medications for asthma - will always be made in the best interests of the patient in front of them.

Kids Given Asthma Inhalers 'Like Fashion Accessories', Experts Claim

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

Children are being wrongly diagnosed with asthma and inhalers are being given out "like fashion accessories", medical experts have warned. Professor A...

Are Wearables Helping the Right People?

Chris Spencer | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Spencer

Patients with heart conditions, diabetes, or asthma, for example, would all benefit from being able to track their own health data and share this with their GP to improve care - particularly from a preventative perspective.

Half A Million Children May Have Been 'Wrongly' Diagnosed With Asthma

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Parents

More than half of children diagnosed with asthma do not have the condition and are receiving unnecessary treatment, new research suggests. Despite ...

Babies Exposed To Paracetamol More Likely To Develop Asthma, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Parents

Women who take paracetamol during pregnancy could increase the chances of their children having asthma, a new study has warned. Researchers from t...

Parents Of Children With Asthma Given 'Back To School' Warning

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents

Parents of children with asthma are being warned hospital admissions for asthma attacks usually experience a rise in September due to the 'back to sch...

Apprentice's Stuart Baggs Dies From Asthma Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Former Apprentice star, Stuart Baggs, has died suddenly from an asthma attack. The 27-year-old was found at his home on the Isle of Man by police o...

Toxic Smog Health Warning For Asthma Sufferers And Elderly

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Britain has been placed on a health alert because a potentially dangerous cloud of air pollution is blowing over the country. Experts said the smog...

Why Asthma Could Cost Holidaymakers £45,000

Beth Macer | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Macer

If you are taken ill on holiday, depending on the condition, you could see yourself being charged thousands and even hundreds of thousands of pounds for medical treatment and the cost of being flown home could cost up to £45,000 just for the ride!

Psychologists Can Help Greatly With Asthma Symptoms And Attacks

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors have found input from a psychologist can significantly reduce symptoms and hospital admissions among patients with severe asthma. Around 10...

What an Asthma Attack Feels Like When There's No One Who'll Help

Catherine Lux | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Lux

You don't fully appreciate the simple act of breathing until you can no longer do it. You do it so often that you don't need to remember to do it, your body does it automatically. Until you have an asthma attack.

This Is Why You Shouldn't Let Your Toddler Climb Into Bed With You

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Toddlers who climb into bed with their parents are more likely to suffer from asthma in later childhood, according to a new study. The same associa...

How Asthma Sufferers Are Putting Themselves At Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK (that's one in every five households), chances are everyone knows somebody with the condition. But des...

Are Asthma Patients Getting The Right Treatment?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

More than a million people suffering from asthma are missing out on key yearly checks, a charity has warned. New analysis by charity Asthma UK foun...

This May Stunt Your Child's Growth

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

According to the NHS over 1.1 million children in the UK have asthma and the condition is usually managed with the use of inhalers. But new resear...

Dairy Products: Essential to Good Health? Or The Cause of Disease?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

How on earth can cow's milk be considered an essential part of our diet when its purpose is to feed calves until they are old enough to be weaned? How does it make any sense at all that people are supposed to have it? Just because we have been doing it for centuries does not mean it is rational or good for us; it just means it was an available food source at some point, and has since become an acceptable part of the human diet.

This Super Jab Could Be The Answer To Your Hayfever And Eczema Nightmares

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Suffering from asthma or eczema can have a serious impact on a person's work, social life and overall wellbeing, but all that could be about to change...

Why Asthma Kills

Anna Murphy | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Murphy

Every year approximately 1400 people die from asthma in the UK, more than the number of deaths from asthma in Austria, Finland, Sweden, Poland and Por...

Exposing Your Baby To Germs Could Help Prevent Asthma

PA | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As a new parent, your instinct can be to wrap your baby up in cotton wool and shield them from the world. But new research suggests that bugs invad...

Sahara Dust Set To Disperse At Last

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Air pollution levels remain high across parts of England and Wales but are expected to reduce late Friday. The Department for Environment, Food and...

Spike In 999 Calls For Breathing Problems, As Smog Blankets London

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

The London Ambulance Service saw a 14% rise in 999 calls for patients with breathing problems yesterday and is still experiencing higher volumes of ca...