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Tobacco dependency: Treat it like any other illness

Sarah MacFadyen, Vice Chair of the Taskforce for Lung Health and Head of Policy and External Affairs at Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, says it’s time that tobacco dependency was treated just like any other illness.
lung changes

One third of hospitalised COVID-19 patients show lung changes one year on

A new study has found that one-third of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital still present lung changes one year on.
respiratory symptoms

Smoking both e-cigs & tobacco cigarettes increases risk of respiratory symptoms

Research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital reveals that people who use both e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes are more likely to develop respiratory symptoms compared to those using either one alone.
COVID-19 lung damage

New study will investigate long-term effects of COVID-19 lung damage

A new national study, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will investigate the long-term effects of COVID-19 lung damage.
protect people

How can we protect people from air pollution?

Sarah Woolnough, Chief Executive of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, discusses the UK’s toxic air crisis, the invisible threat of air pollution, and outlines how policymakers must protect people’s health and create a fairer, healthier society.
reduce COVID-19 death, ECMO

ECMO machine reduces COVID-19 deaths by 45% for “sickest patients”

According to data collected by 400 healthcare professionals at the worst moment of the US outbreak, the life support machine that acts in place of the heart and lungs is crucial to reducing COVID-19 deaths for the critically ill.
lung cancer diagnosis

Earlier lung cancer diagnosis research receives £3.5 million from UKRI

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has awarded £3.5 million-worth of funding to help ground-breaking medical research find new ways to diagnose lung cancer earlier.
soot

Bonfire Night pollutes our air with large amounts of soot

Researchers from the University of Leeds have discovered that soot in the atmosphere around Bonfire Night is 100 times its normal level.
COVID-19 and pulmonary fibrosis, EU-IPFF

COVID-19 and pulmonary fibrosis

Steve Jones, President of EU-IPFF and Chair, Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis in the UK describes the connection between COVID-19 and pulmonary fibrosis.
air pollution targets

Government must commit to stronger air pollution targets

Zak Bond, Policy Officer at the British Lung Foundation, explores why the government must commit to stronger air pollution targets to protect our lungs as we recover from COVID-19.
chronic inflammatory lung diseases

Soluble circulating cytokine receptors in chronic inflammatory lung diseases

Michael Roth discusses soluble circulating cytokine receptors in chronic inflammatory lung diseases, which he describes as the under-estimated regulators of inflammation and remodelling.
Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation: Changing the lives of patients with lung disease

Jessica Eagelton, co-chair of the Taskforce for lung Health Pulmonary Rehabilitation working group, discusses Pulmonary rehabilitation: a drug-free treatment that is changing the lives of people with lung disease.
COPD patients

What is research bringing to asthma and COPD patients in Europe?

According to Maximilian Kunisch and Giuseppe De Carlo from the European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations, respiratory patients in Europe need to set the research priorities for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
asthma medications

Supporting the addition of asthma medications to the exemption list in the UK

Dr Fred A. Wagshul, Pulmonologist and Medical Director at the Lung Center of America explains why he supports the addition of asthma medications to the exemption list in the UK.
respiratory protection

Why is respiratory protection so important?

Paul Riddick, Co-Founder and Technical Director at Vodex explores how contaminates being produced on a daily basis in the workplace can damage your health and could even prove fatal.
pneumonia

Malaria Consortium calls for greater action and innovation to combat pneumonia

On this year’s World Pneumonia Day, Malaria Consortium is calling on the international community to increase its support for innovation as it tackles the world’s biggest infectious killer of children under the age of 5
dyspnoea

Dyspnoea (breathlessness): Still an ongoing battle

Katy Beckford and Alex Christie from the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists detail precisely why dyspnoea (breathlessness) remains an ongoing battle today
chronic inflammatory lung diseases

The need to improve the diagnosis of chronic inflammatory lung diseases

Michael Roth, Research Group Leader at University Hospital Basel argues for the clear need to improve the diagnosis of chronic inflammatory lung diseases
dyspnoea

An introduction to shortness of breath (dyspnoea)

NHS 24 provides an introduction to sudden shortness of breath, which is also known as breathing difficulty (dyspnoea)
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

New discovery for the treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Revolutionary discovery brings hope to lung disease sufferers after scientists from Université Paris-Saclay find a way to stop the deterioration of the arteries

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