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Asthma UK comments on launch of Breathe Better Together Campaign

Hugh Platt 30 January 2015
Including comments from Asthma UK Chief Executive Kay Boycott, and research lead at the MRC-Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma, Professor Jonathan Grigg. Read More

Medical Research Council (MRC), Asthma UK and leading pharmaceuticals announce major investment into asthma research

Hugh Platt 28 January 2015
The Medical Research Council (MRC) today announced a £4.8 million investment in an innovative new research programme that aims to transform the way severe asthma is diagnosed and managed and to pave the way for the development of new treatments. Read More

Asthma UK's comment - NICE report

Jane Bourne 28 January 2015
Asthma has many complex causes which is why it is sometimes difficult to get a definitive diagnosis. It's also a hugely variable condition that can change throughout someone's life or even week by week, meaning treatment can change over time. Read More

Asthma UK comment on Government’s announcement on standardised tobacco packaging

Jane Bourne 22 January 2015
Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK, says: “The health impact of smoking on asthma is enormous: it both causes people to develop asthma and can trigger potentially life threatening asthma attacks. Read More

Cold Weather Alert - Asthma UK Response

Hugh Platt 19 January 2015
With reports of extreme cold weather due over the next few days it is vital that the 1 in 11 people with asthma in the UK are prepared. Read More

People with asthma delaying seeking emergency treatment for potentially life threatening asthma attacks as winter flu peak bites

Hugh Platt 19 January 2015
A snap poll by Asthma UK reveals that 7 out of 10 (71%) respondents have had a potentially life threatening asthma attack in the past 4 weeks which may have required hospital treatment. Read More

A&E Pressures - what can help

Hugh Platt 16 January 2015
As A&E comes under winter pressure and a spike in flu admissions, general practice can play a critical role in keeping people with asthma out of hospital. Read More

Asthma UK comment on new flu strain

Hugh Platt 12 January 2015
Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK, says: “90% of people with asthma find that colds and flu make their asthma worse, putting them at an increased risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack. With reports of an increase in emergency admissions for respiratory conditions like asthma and a new strand of flu virus, it’s really important that the 1 in 11 people with asthma in the UK un... Read More

Asthma UK response to research highlighting that rapid weight gain in first three months of life increases asthma risk

Hugh Platt 08 January 2015
Today a research paper was published highlighting that babies who gain weight rapidly in the first three months of life are more likely to develop asthma and for it to persist into adolescence. Below is what Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK had to say about it. You can read more about the story here. "Asthma is a complex condition, affecting 1 in 11 people in the U... Read More

World-leading asthma experts unite to reduce European mortality rates

Hugh Platt 11 December 2014
Did you know that Asthma UK leads the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP), an innovative collection of 12 partners based across Europe all working together to improve asthma research and care? Read More