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Twitter asthma and hay fever Q & A - Thursday 28th May, 1pm

Dermot Watson 19 May 2015
We are working with Boots to bring you a special Twitter hay fever question and answer session. Asthma UK allergy specialist nurse Shenagh Hume will be online with Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmers to answer all your questions relating to the problems that hay fever brings to people with asthma. If you can’t make it along to the session, you can send your questions before-hand via #askasthmauk on Twitter. Read More

"Is it a birch? Is it a plane? No, it's asthma!"

Hugh Platt 18 May 2015
New research from the charity Asthma UK shows that people confuse the symptoms of asthma and hay fever which means they may fail to manage either condition, putting themselves at increased risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack. Read More

'Many children with asthma have reaction to peanuts, but do not know it’ research presented at the ATS conference 2015

Dermot Watson 18 May 2015
In recent years and months, peanut allergies in children have been in the news frequently, as scientists reveal new insights into why more and more children are developing them and what can be done to avoid them. However, until now, few have studied the connection between peanut allergy and childhood asthma. Read More

Asthma UK response to news that NHS England will conduct a National Clinical Audit into asthma

Hugh Platt 14 May 2015
Asthma UK's response to the new that the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has announced that NHS England will conduct a National Clinical Audit into asthma. Read More

Asthma UK comment on ClientEarth v UK Government air pollution court ruling

Hugh Platt 29 April 2015
Kay Boycott, Chief Executive at Asthma UK says: “Today’s Supreme Court ruling on Nitrogen Dioxide levels (NO2) is significant. Strong evidence shows there is a link between unsafe levels of air pollutants like NO2 and potentially life threatening asthma attacks. Millions of people with asthma tell us that air pollution, including NO2 and other harmful pollutants, makes their asthma worse and some ... Read More

Innovation research funding to investigate a novel area of asthma research

Jess Smith 28 April 2015
A new Asthma UK research innovation grant has started this month at the University of Leicester. Asthma UK funds innovation grants to allow researchers to explore their ideas and gather more information in an area of research that has not yet been explored or tested. Read More

Scientists discover asthma’s potential root cause and a novel treatment

Hugh Platt 22 April 2015
Cardiff University scientists have for the first time identified the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new treatment. Read More

Asthma UK comment on Supreme Court hearing ClientEarth v UK Government on air pollution levels

Hugh Platt 16 April 2015
Comment from Asthma UK regarding the the hearing at The Supreme Court between ClientEarth and the UK Government on air pollution levels in the UK (16/04/2015) Read More

Asthma UK pledge support for Scotland's Charter for a tobacco free generation

Hugh Platt 01 April 2015
Comment from Gordon Brown, Director of Asthma UK Scotland on Asthma UK's support for Scotland's Charter for a tobacco free generation. Read More

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