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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

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