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Government Must Launch Diesel Scrappage Scheme And Devolve It To Local Areas

Harry Quilter-Pinner | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Politics
Harry Quilter-Pinner

The UK government has now received as final warning over repeated breaches of air pollution limits in sixteen areas. This comes after 220 doctors warn...

How Asthma Is Having An Impact On Sufferer's Sex Lives

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than two thirds of asthma sufferers feel their condition is having a negative impact on their sex lives, new research suggests. A survey by Asthm...

If Your Doctor Used This Method To Diagnose Asthma, You May Not Have The Illness After All

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A third of adults who’ve been diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the illness, new research suggests. A study found that 33% of adults recent...

Doctors Slam Company's Colourful Inhaler Cases As 'Dangerous'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Medical experts have branded a company developing colourful inhaler cases as “dangerous”. The French company, called Inhal Colors, is developing a...

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 And Allergies Could Be Treated With This Unexpected Ingredient

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech

Parasitic hookworms could provide an unlikely but revolutionary treatment for asthma, according to scientists. Yes, you read that right. Researchers ...

Is Flawed Familiarity Holding Back Asthma Care?

Chris Spencer | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Spencer

What's the first thing you think of when I say the word asthma? I suspect an image has popped into your head of a little blue or brown inhaler. It's an image most of us have been familiar with from a young age. Any reference to asthma by the media is, after all, usually accompanied by obligatory pictures of a school child reaching for their 'puffer'.

Taking Vitamin D Supplements Can Reduce Risk Of Severe Asthma Attacks, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Taking vitamin D supplements could significantly reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks for some patients, health experts have found. An investigati...

Asthma Injection Can Cut Risk Of Suffering Severe Attack 'By Up To A Half'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new injection has the power to significantly decrease attacks in patients with severe, uncontrollable asthma, a new study has found. In two trials, ...

'Game-Changing' Pill Found To Reduce Severe Asthma Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new drug could significantly reduce the symptoms of asthma in patients, according to researchers. The pill, called Fevipiprant, has been described ...

Scientists Just Discovered A Revolutionary Way Of Treating Asthma

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have unearthed an unusual way of curbing the effects of asthma in a groundbreaking study that challenges our understanding of the disease. ...

The Truth About Allergies

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Summer is here and the dreaded headlines have started already. Just a few weeks ago the newspaper headlines screamed: 'SUPER ALLERGIES to hit Britain this summer hitting a record one in four sufferers'. Over 150 million people have allergies in Europe making it the most common chronic disease.

Scientists Might Have Discovered A Way To Make Broccoli Even Healthier

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Broccoli has long been touted for its numerous health properties. And now, thanks to science, we could soon be munching broccoli 2.0. Researchers have...

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 28.04.2017 | 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 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.

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

Dr Maureen Baker | Posted 15.04.2017 | 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 25.02.2017 | 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...