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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

Christmas triggers increase risk of potentially life threatening asthma attacks

Hugh Platt 05 December 2014
Data released today highlights that December is littered with asthma triggers that could put the majority of the 1 in 11 people with asthma in the UK at increased risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack. Read More

Time to take action on asthma care

Hugh Platt 28 November 2014
More than six months after the National Review of Asthma Deaths highlighted the complacency about asthma care, research from Asthma UK published today shows that 8 out of 10 people are still not receiving care that meets the most basic clinical standards Read More

Pioneering research aims to reduce asthma deaths in the UK

Jane Bourne 18 November 2014
Leading researcher Dr. Andrew Wilson from the University of East Anglia has been awarded £1.7million in funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), enabling the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research to identify people most at risk of an asthma attack in order to reduce the high number of avoidable asthma deaths. Read More

Edinburgh asthma researcher awarded OBE for services to medicine

Hugh Platt 20 October 2014
Professor Aziz Sheikh, Co-Director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research and Professor of Primary Care Research & Development at The University of Edinburgh, has received an OBE for services to medicine. Read More

Asthma UK and Medical Research Foundation announce £1.6 million grant for asthma research

Siew Lee Khaw 03 October 2014
Asthma UK and the Medical Research Foundation (MRF) are delighted to announce new funding for asthma research at a total of £1.6million. Read More

Study finds potential new target to treat asthma attacks brought on by colds

Hugh Platt 01 October 2014
Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that could explain why the common cold can bring on life-threatening asthma attacks. Read More

Fancy a pint? Barker Commission proposes prescription charge is equivalent to the cost of a pint of beer

Siew Lee Khaw 26 September 2014
An independent report making recommendations to the Government about the future of health and social care in England has recommended some fundamental changes to prescription charges – but you’d still have to pay the price of a pint of beer for a prescription. Read More

New software tool to advance effective asthma care in more than half of GP surgeries in the UK

Hugh Platt 26 September 2014
A new tool to help GPs and nurses to enable their patients to manage their asthma more effectively is to be installed in more than 50% of GPs surgeries in the UK. The launch is to be officially announced at the PCRS annual conference in Leicestershire today. Read More

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