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Asthma UK warns almost a million children with asthma triggered by pollen are at risk of dropping a grade at exam time

Hugh Platt 25 March 2015
As we approach exam season Asthma UK is urging parents and students to take preventative steps to ensure their asthma doesn’t hinder their exam success as research shows that having a diagnosis of asthma means they are 30% more likely to drop a grade between mock and final exams. Read More

Asthma UK response to high pollution levels this week

Hugh Platt 19 March 2015
Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK, releases comment on high pollution levels and their impact on people with asthma. Read More

Asthma UK response to Standardised Packaging for Cigarettes

Hugh Platt 11 March 2015
The House of Commons have voted in favour of standardised packaging for cigarettes. This will go through to the Lords on Monday 16 March 2015. Read More

Asthma UK comment on new NICE medicines guideline and warns wrongly prescribing asthma medicine a highly dangerous poor practice

Hugh Platt 04 March 2015
Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK, responses to new NICE medicines guideline and warns wrongly prescribed asthma medicine a highly dangerous poor practice Read More

Common cold masks symptoms of ‘winter hayfever’, leaving people with asthma needlessly suffering and at risk of asthma attacks

Hugh Platt 02 March 2015
Asthma UK is warning people with asthma in the UK that they are now at increased risk of having a potentially life threatening asthma attack as early tree pollen begins to rise, causing winter hay fever. Read More

Asthma UK Scotland comment on severe weather warnings across Scotland

Hugh Platt 20 February 2015
With severe cold weather alerts issued by the Met Office for Scotland until Monday, Asthma UK Scotland has issued the following comment Read More

Asthma UK comment on Imperial College epigenetic study highlighting drug targets for allergies and asthma

Hugh Platt 18 February 2015
Comment from Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK, on new research by scientists at Imperial College. Read More

Asthma UK respond to concerns raised by Government regarding the number of child deaths to asthma attacks

Hugh Platt 13 February 2015
Including comment from Asthma UK Chief Executive, Kay Boycott. Read More

MPs have approved regulations to prohibit smoking in cars when children are present

Hugh Platt 12 February 2015
Comment from Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK Read More

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