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Asthma deaths rise by 33 per cent in past decade
15/08/2022

ASTHMAAsthma deaths rise by 33 per cent in past decadeThursday, 15 Aug 2019Deaths from asthma in England and Wales have increased by a third in the past decade, the latest figures show. More than 1400 adults and children... Read More

Age 40 the watershed for addressing asthma exacerbation burden
15/08/2022

Age 40 the watershed for addressing asthma exacerbation burden By Nicola Garrett (courtesy of The Limbic)5 Aug 2022 Asthma exacerbations are associated with faster lung function decline, particularly in yo... Read More

Could exercise help prevent virus-related COPD exacerbations?
15/08/2022

Holy Grail: Could exercise help prevent virus-related COPD exacerbations?By Natasha Doyle (courtesy of The Limbic, abridged)Dr Arwel Jones is a research fellow in the Respiratory Research@Alfred section of Monash Univers... Read More

COPD remains a major public health problem
15/08/2022

COPD remains a major public health problemCOPD accounted for over 212 million cases, 3 million deaths, and 74 million years lost to ill health or disability in 2019, latest data from the Global Burden of Disease Stu... Read More

Mesothelioma treatment gets NICE tick of approval
15/08/2022

Mesothelioma treatment gets NICE tick of approvalThe first new mesothelioma treatment to be approved in nearly 15 years is expected to benefit around 1,000 patients each year. The immunotherapy combination nivolumab (Opdivo)... Read More

Too many asthma patients at risk from unnecessary steroids
15/08/2022

ASTHMAToo many asthma patients at risk from unnecessary steroids: expertBy Selina Wellbelove (courtesy of The Limbic)6 Jul 2022Too many patients with asthma are being unnecessarily exposed to potentially life-limiting amounts... Read More

‘Just take ventolin’: Complacency jeopardises management of mild asthma
15/08/2022

ASTHMA‘Just take ventolin’: Complacency jeopardises management of mild asthma: studyBy Geir O'Rourke (courtesy of The Limbic)18 May 2022Many patients with mild asthma remain complacent and confused about how best to mana... Read More

Respiratory research needs “radical overhaul”
15/08/2022

Respiratory research needs “radical overhaul”: expertsA “radical overhaul” of UK respiratory research is needed to reduce morbidity and mortality from respiratory disease, as well as address the changing landscape of related... Read More

Toxic air exacerbating lung conditions
15/08/2022

Toxic air exacerbating lung conditionsMore than 4 million people in the UK are experiencing potentially life-threatening asthma and COPD exacerbations because of toxic air, highlighting the urgent need for more stringent air... Read More

Times Letter from Sarah Woolnough
12/04/2022

Sir, That people with severe conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are 2.4 times more likely to take their own lives is shocking, but as only 2 percent of publicly funded research is allocated to res... Read More

UK has highest lung disease deaths in Western Europe - BBC News
28/02/2022

More people die in the UK from serious lung disease than anywhere else in Western Europe, new analysis suggests. New charity Asthma and Lung UK (ALUK) found that 500,000 people died from pneumonia, asthma and other respirato... Read More

People with recent asthma attack should be prioritised for COVID-19 boosters, researchers conclude
20/01/2022

By Selina Wellbelove Patients with a recent asthma attack should be a priority group for booster COVID-19 vaccines researchers have concluded, after finding that those infected with SARS-CoV-2 are at increased risk of hosp... Read More

Refresh and restart: what’s on the horizon for respiratory medicine in 2022?
19/01/2022

By Selina Wellbelove Recovery of respiratory clinicians and clinical services, dealing with persistent workforce challenges, and a continued focus on COVID are three key themes that will continue to shape respiratory medic... Read More

Making air pollution a priority in the new Environment Bill
12/01/2022

Summer 2019 Along with other charities, we’ve created a joint briefing that sets out what we want to see in the upcoming Environment Bill. Air pollution has a devastating impact on everyone, but especially on people with a l... Read More

Lung health set to be prioritised
07/12/2021

For the first time, lung health will be in the spotlight in the new 10-year plan for the NHS. Respiratory will become a clinical priority area, meaning it will receive attention that it’s never had before. The plan will be p... Read More