Asthma

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 26.06.2014 | 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...

Experts Warns Asthmatics As Sahara Rain Smog Continues

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

Record levels of air pollution will continue to plague the UK, and could cause problems for asthmatics, experts have warned. A perfect storm of dus...

Incredible But True: Sahara Dust Can Bring Not Just Haze But Also Disease

Terry Ally | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK
Terry Ally

Huge clouds of Saharan dust arriving in the UK may not only make the place hazy or smoggy but it could also bring upper respiratory tract infections such as asthma, runny noses, itchy eyes, and breathing difficulties. It is not the actual dust that impacts the health of humans but the bacterial and fungal spores which travel with dust clouds...

'A Horror Story'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

The organs of a British man who died in Bermuda were removed without the consent or knowledge of his family - and have never been found, an inquest ha...

Would You Swallow A Fish Filled With Medicine To Cure Your Asthma?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

At this time of year, those suffering from asthma can find their condition becomes dramatically worse. As the pollen count rises, so do our allergic r...

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...

Is Your Job Giving You Asthma?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cleaners, farmers and hairdressers are more likely to suffer from asthma than other workers because of their jobs, scientists suggest. They found t...

Air Pollution Kills: So Why Is the British Government Trying to Water Down Legislation?

Keith Taylor | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

Breathing polluted air has become second only to smoking in the health damage it causes... A recent government scientific report revealed that UK air pollution causes 29,000 deaths and contributes to over 200,000 premature deaths per year.

Gay Meat and Guns

Scott Capurro | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Scott Capurro

When I was in California in July, my sister showed me her gun. She lives in a wealthy, predominately white suburb, and she keeps the gun polished and loaded to defend herself and her family against lunatics who also have guns.

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.

Could Drying Clothes Indoors Lead To Asthma?

PA | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Drying laundry inside the home could pose health risks, according to a study. Research carried out by the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Res...

Should Smoking In Your Own Car Be Banned?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers have backed a proposal to ban smoking in private cars after they found that the habit produces pollutants which could be harmful to passen...

Allergies Are Gender Related, Finds Breakthrough Study

PA | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors have discovered a child's risk of developing an allergic disease is doubled if a parent of the same sex has suffered from it, new research has...

Freedom of Access? Asthma Inhalers Available in Pharmacies

Sarah Phillips | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK
Sarah Phillips

Having easy access to reliever inhalers, when you have forgotten to bring one with you, must surely be a good thing?

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...

Heavy Rain Leads To Spike In 'Thunderstorm Asthma Attacks'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Predictions of a stormy summer are cause for concern among Asthma experts, who point out that heavy rain can trigger serious attacks in sufferers. ...

Third Of Asthma Sufferers At Risk Of Fatal Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to new research by Asthma UK, over a third of sufferers are at risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack. A study of almost 25,000 peopl...

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 ...

Spring Cleaning - Eight Ways to Detox

Laura Knowles | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Spring has sprung. Oh sun in the sky, blossom on the trees, you know how I feel. Forget the 'after Christmas bloats' in January - spring is the perfect time to cleanse ourselves and have a good detox.