Category Archives: Asthma

Asthma UK responds to new test which can diagnose asthma from a patient’s saliva

The new test has been developed by Loughborough University in collaboration with Nottingham City Hospital.  Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK, said: “There is no single, simple test to diagnose asthma because it is such a … Continue reading

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Asthma UK responds to research linking air pollution exposure during pregnancy to asthma

New research published today (09 February, 2016) in the European Respiratory Journal, says babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic sources during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before they reach their fifth birthday.  Dr … Continue reading

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Achievements from Asthma UK research

Asthma UK funds world-leading research at the cutting-edge of science to understand the biology of asthma, work towards better treatments and a cure, and to improve diagnosis and the care that people with asthma receive. The UK boasts some of … Continue reading

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Vitamin D could provide new and effective treatments for asthma

Scientists at King’s College London have discovered that Vitamin D has the potential to significantly reduce the symptoms of asthma. The study, led by Professor Catherine Hawrylowicz from the MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma at … Continue reading

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Growing up with a dog ‘reduces childhood asthma risk’

“Children who grow up with a pet dog in the family home have a lower risk of developing asthma,” The Times reports.  A large Swedish study found an association between pet ownership and reduced risk of asthma. Living on a … Continue reading

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7 Surprising Ways Your Chronic Disease Benefits You

When diagnosed with a chronic disease your life isn’t like that of the healthy people in your life. Your body doesn’t always cooperate — no matter how much healthy food, loving intentions and self-care you give it. Life seems to … Continue reading

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Britain’s Health Research and Development Dilemma

We are known as the most generous nation in the world, but have you ever wondered why?   There are over 160,000 charities in the UK, also the largest concentration in the world. I believe that the generosity of the British … Continue reading

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Pioneering research aims to reduce asthma deaths in the UK

Leading researcher Dr. Andrew Wilson from the University of East Anglia has been awarded £1.7million in funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), enabling the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research to identify people most at risk of … Continue reading

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Background information on Asthma in the UK

In the UK, 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for asthma: 1.1 million children (1 in 11) and 4.3 million adults (1 in 12). The UK has amongst the highest prevalence rates for asthma in Europe, according to the … Continue reading

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How do I know if I really have asthma?

It has been suggested that almost a third of adults diagnosed with the disease may not have it. But don’t throw your inhaler away yet – asthma is still a life-threatening disease     People with asthma should have their … Continue reading

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