The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved the first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for older adults in the UK.
Doctors at the British Medical Association’s annual conference in Liverpool have voted through a motion highlighting the “public health epidemic” of vaping.
Bronchiolitis is the commonest acute lower respiratory tract infection in infants. This article considers the implications, treatment options and referral pathways in general practice.
To mark World No Tobacco Day, Cancer Research UK has released new figures which show that one person dies roughly every five minutes from smoking or tobacco use.
Young adolescent smokers who also vape or use e-cigarettes may be more likely to frequently smoke tobacco later in their teens, according to a new study published in Tobacco Control.
The government is offering smokers a free vape starter kit alongside behavioural support to help people quit smoking.
Implementing tougher measures to end smoking could be an effective way to free up GPs’ time and reduce the burden on the NHS, according to new research.
Damp is thought to affect almost one in five homes in the UK, and between 10 and 50% of indoor environments in Europe (depending on the country).
Ending smoking in England would have the biggest impact on closing the 'cancer inequality gap' between the most affluent individuals and the rest of the country, according to new analysis from Cancer Research UK.
The first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidate has shown statistically significant and clinically meaningful efficacy in adults aged 60 years and above.
Aerosol generation from non-invasive breathing support such as continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) or high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) isn't linked to a heightened infection risk of Covid-19, according to new research.
The Covid-19 pandemic saw the demand for specialist clinics to treat patients with lung problems suddenly grow exponentially. This has had a huge impact on respiratory care, with now over two thirds (71%) of respiratory departments in the…
Research from three papers, published in the journal Thorax, found that fewer patients with severe asthma attacks sought medical help during the pandemic.
The Government has published a COVID-19 Action Plan setting out how all four parts of the UK will take all necessary and reasonable steps to tackle the outbreak.
A new treatment may reduce the frequency of coughing, including in patients who have suffered from a chronic cough for more than 15 years, according to results from a clinical trial