Articles

This section contains articles about asthma and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

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  • Scheme’s success at stopping mums-to-be smoking

    Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment – and then are more likely to have heavier, hea...

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    Nasal sprays for asthma

    Nasal sprays can be used in combination with other asthma medications to reduce inflammation in the lungs and help provide asthma relief. Although the delivery methods ca...

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    Bedding

    A large proportion of asthma sufferers are affected by house dust mites. It is, therefore, important to concentrate on reducing, as far as possible, contact with dust mit...

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    Humidifers and ionisers with asthma

    Humidifiers and ionisers work in different ways but can help make the air better for asthma sufferers and therefore help reduce the symptoms that may bring on an asthma a...

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  • Campaign launches to highlight benefits of quitting smoking before surgery

    Surgeons are being urged to encourage patients to improve their survival chances by quitting smoking ahead of surgery. The campaign has been launched by the Royal College...

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    Inhalers

    One of the most widely used treatments for asthma is the use of inhalers (also known as puffers). Inhalers contain a solution of medicine and a propellant which is used t...

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  • Over 60% of people with asthma still not receiving basic care

    According to Asthma UK’s annual survey of 4,650 people, two-thirds of people living with asthma are not receiving the basic care they need to manage their asthma da...

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    Electronic cigarettes

    An electronic cigarette, also referred to as an e-cigarette, is a device that allows you to inhale nicotine without most of the harmful effects of smoking, mimicking the ...

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  • New asthma pill designed to combat severe symptoms

    An experimental pill may be the revolutionary treatment asthma patients have been waiting for. A study, conducted by The University of Leicester and published in the Lanc...

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    The importance of vitamins & supplements for asthma sufferers

    People with asthma are often deficient in key nutrients and therefore vitamins and supplements can be used to complement conventional asthma therapy and hence ease the sy...

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  • Tobacco Tax and Minimum Excise Tax Rise in the 2016 Budget

    In the most recent Budget, delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on 16 March 2016, it was announced that tobacco tax is to rise. As previously announced...

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    Pollution

    People with asthma can be affected by outdoor and indoor pollutants. Inhaling polluted air can trigger breathing difficulties and bring on asthma attacks.

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