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Advice for Muslims with asthma during Ramadan

Asthma UK 02 July 2014
Although Islamic rules state that people with long-term conditions are permitted not to fast, some Muslims with asthma still choose to observe Ramadan and many may consider using an inhaler to be breaking the fast. Read More

Bright young scientist set to discover the role of circadian rhythms in asthma

Hugh Platt 01 July 2014
Asthma UK is pleased to announce the award of a Senior Clinical Research Fellowship to Dr Hannah Durrington at the University of Manchester. She will be looking at whether asthma symptoms are controlled by the biological clock involved in regulating lung function Read More

Asthma UK Centre Director honoured in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Hugh Platt 20 June 2014
Professor Aziz Sheikh, Co-Director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, has been awarded an OBE for services to medicine in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Read More

Eminent asthma scientist Professor Hannah Gould wins award for contribution to research

Hugh Platt 06 June 2014
Asthma UK scientist Professor Hannah Gould has been awarded the 2014 Paul Ehrlich Award for 'Improving Experimental Research'. Read More

World-leading asthma experts unite to reduce European mortality rates

Hugh Platt 06 June 2014
Asthma experts from across Europe are uniting this week (7-11 June) in Copenhagen at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress 2014 to tackle Europe’s high asthma prevalence and death rates. Read More

Scientists look for solution to a sticky problem

Hugh Platt 23 May 2014
Scientists at the Universities of Leicester and Manchester have uncovered important information on how the composition of sticky mucus in the lungs contributes to potentially fatal asthma attacks in children. Read More

Asthma UK Senior Research Fellow awarded prestigious role

Hugh Platt 19 May 2014
Asthma UK’s Senior Research Fellow Dr Henry McSorley has been awarded the prestigious role of the University of Edinburgh Chancellor's Fellowship. Read More

NRAD report launched

Hugh Platt 06 May 2014
The report highlights that almost half of deaths could have been preventable through better routine care. Click here to find out more about Asthma UK’s response. Read More

Vitamin D shows promise for people with severe asthma

Hugh Platt 02 May 2014
Scientists at the MRC-Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma have taken further steps in their quest to uncover whether vitamin D, the ‘sunshine vitamin’, could help treat people with asthma. Read More

Study exposes inequalities in asthma outcomes for children from ethnic minorities

Hugh Platt 29 April 2014
One in eleven children suffers from asthma but those from ethnic minorities fare disproportionately badly in terms of ill health and death in comparison to their peers, being less likely to be diagnosed and more likely to suffer with poorly controlled symptoms and need emergency care. Read More