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COPD drug could be used to treat asthma patients

Patients with poorly controlled asthma are a step closer to a new treatment option, after Phase III data showed that Boehringer Ingelheim’s lung drug Tiotropium, significantly reduced exacerbations and improved both lung function and quality of life. Continue reading

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Olympians prove there’s life after asthma

Many would assume that after being diagnosed with asthma, you would not be able to enjoy exercise or sport to the extent that non asthma sufferers do. However whilst it is true that exercise is a trigger for asthma sufferers, does that have to mean an end to sporting activities for asthma sufferers and does it have to spell the end of any sporting hopes and dreams they may have. Continue reading

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The UK’s great weather is bad news for millions of hay fever sufferers

As the gloriously sunny weather descends on the UK, more families are venturing out of their homes and enjoying day trips out to parks, theme parks, etc. However, it may come as a surprise to learn that not everybody is … Continue reading

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Australian study indicates a high fizzy drink consumption increases asthma risk

A recent study conducted at the University of Adelaide, has suggested that those who consume a high level of fizzy drinks (aka ‘soft drinks’), are at an increased danger of developing asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma is … Continue reading

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Asthma UK launch ‘The Triple A’ campaign to help reduce hospital admissions

Asthma is a long-term respiratory disorder, where the air passages within the lungs unexpectedly become inflamed, narrowed, and swollen. This then prevents airflow into and out of the lungs. Attacks occur often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise, … Continue reading

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