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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vital health advice about coronavirus and COVID-19 for people with asthma.

Blog post: Asthma, colds and viruses: research holds the answer

Dr Roberto Solari left GSK in 2015 to join the MRC-Asthma UK Centre full-time. He is based at Imperial College.

Blog post: Coronavirus – health advice for people with asthma

Blog post: Coronavirus – health advice for people with asthma Last updated: Thursday 5 March 2020 The coronavirus outbreak is a developing situation and the most up-to-date information for people in

Asthma Research Update: Fighting the Common Cold

Asthma Research Update: Learn about how Asthma UK researcher Dr. Aurelie Mousnier is working to stop the cold virus from causing asthma attacks.

Asthma UK responds to last Public Health England flu figures before Christmas

Asthma UK responds to last Public Health England flu figures before Christmas Emma Rubach, Head of Health Advice at Asthma UK, says: “Flu season can be a scary time for thousands of people with

Cough and wheeze

Find out what you can do to help ease your child’s coughing and wheezing symptoms.

Flu epidemic puts more than 4 million people with asthma at risk, new research shows

Cold and flu viruses could put more than 4 million people with asthma at risk this winter, according to new research by Asthma UK.

Asthma UK comment on new flu strain

90% of people with asthma find that colds and flu make their asthma worse, putting them at an increased risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

To our amazing supermarkets and local corner shops across the UK

To our amazing supermarkets and local corner shops across the UK An open letter from Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation First, we would just like to say thank

Research Projects: Understanding the underlying biology of asthma

Research Projects: Understanding the underlying biology of asthma Cause < Back to Research Projects Projects MRC-Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma The MRC-Asthma UK Centre in

Asthma attacks could surge to unprecedented levels when children return to school

Asthma attacks could surge to unprecedented levels when children return to school Asthma UK is urging parents to act urgently to prepare their child for the classroom Asthma attacks in children

Coronavirus guidance for very high-risk groups

Coronavirus guidance for very high-risk groups What to expect and how to get support across the UK if you’re in the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ group. Some people with asthma are at high risk

What should people with asthma do now?

What should people with asthma do now? Understand how you can reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 as restrictions ease across the UK <!--- STYLES ---> <!-- .warning-callout {

People with lung conditions warn they will risk losing their jobs rather then return to unsafe workplaces

People with lung conditions warn they will risk losing their jobs rather then return to unsafe workplaces • 15% due to return to their workplace would rather be fired than go back • One third

People with lung conditions warn they will risk losing their jobs rather then return to unsafe workplaces

People with lung conditions warn they will risk losing their jobs rather then return to unsafe workplaces • 15% due to return to their workplace would rather be fired than go back • One third have

Tens of thousands of people at risk of being hospitalised this winter with an asthma attack

Tens of thousands of people in the UK could be at risk of being hospitalised this winter from a life-threatening asthma attack, according to new analysis from Asthma UK.

Five headlines from our summer COVID-19 survey

Five headlines from our summer COVID-19 survey Joe Farrington-Douglas and Andrew Cumella from our Policy team highlight the positives and the negatives from our survey of people with asthma. For

Around 1 million Brits with asthma could be at risk of life-threatening asthma attack after 'shunning' flu jab

Around 1 million Brits with asthma could be at risk of life-threatening asthma attack after 'shunning' flu jab Around 1 million people with asthma in the UK could be at risk of having a fatal asthma

Thunderstorm asthma

At least two people have died as a result of their asthma being aggravated by thunderstorms which hit the city of Melbourne in November 2016.

Over a third of people with lung conditions felt pressure to avoid or delay seeking treatment during lockdown

Over a third of people with lung conditions felt pressure to avoid or delay seeking treatment during lockdown Patients avoided care as they did not want to “burden” the NHS, or “did not feel safe”

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