Bones & Joints
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Government can't bury their heads in the sand over this invisible killer
Sadiq Khan discusses the harmful effects of air pollution and what steps he is taking to combat this within the city of London.
How air pollution has become a public health crisis
Should we be worried about the effect of air pollution on our health? Alison Cook, director of policy at the British Lung Foundation says yes, we should.
Pulmonary fibrosis patients lack similar support that cancer patients receive
Pulmonary fibrosis is an incurable lung disease, with a prognosis worse than most cancers. Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis is developing a national network of groups to support patients on their difficult journey.
How you can help yourself when living with pulmonary fibrosis
We speak with Steve Jones from Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis about steps people can take to help when diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.
Top tips to improve air quality at home
Do you know the facts about indoor air pollution? Alison Cook, Director of Policy at the British Lung Foundation, explains.
Thousands with asthma are missing out on life-saving treatment
Severe asthma is a life-threatening condition, but thousands are still undiagnosed and unable to access treatment, explains Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK.
How your home can trigger asthma attacks
When people think about air pollution it probably brings to mind smoggy, over-populated cities full of traffic fumes, but indoor air pollution can also be harmful, particularly for people with asthma.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating lung scarring disease
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis develops insidiously and is often misdiagnosed as more benign conditions. There are anti-scarring drugs, but they do not cure or stop the disease from getting worse.
We need a national plan for lung disease
Over 10,000 people are diagnosed with lung disease every week in the UK. The Taskforce for Lung Health brings together the most influential voices from across the lung health sector.
Paula Radcliffe: the champion athlete with asthma
Paula Radcliffe became the fastest female marathon runner ever in 2003. Her time of 2:15:25 remains unbeaten – yet she was diagnosed with asthma aged 14.
Throwing the spotlight on lung disease
One in five of us in the UK has been diagnosed with a lung disease
. And millions across the country have the life-limiting lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – but don’t even know it
Respiratory health case studies: Jane Holmes and André Lassooij
Read about a marathon runner’s lung cancer shock and a double-lung transplant recipient, turned international sports star.
Leading the way in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
A lot can happen in 15 years as has been shown by developments in the way Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PH) is diagnosed and treated in the UK.
Turning tragedy into inspiration
Food Writer and TV chef, Ching-He Huang, explains how her aunt’s death to lung cancer has inspired her to support the British Lung Foundation.
A tough but breakable challenge
With nearly 44,500 people diagnosed annually, lung cancer is the second most common malignancy in the UK after breast cancer, and the leading cause of cancer death, killing over 35,000 people every year.
British Lung Foundation 'Big Breakfast' recipe
British Chinese food writer and TV chef, Ching-He Huang, shares her healthy and filling oatmeal recipe for the BLF Big Breakfast.
Time to breathe easy
Winter is often a magical time of year. For many, it’s a time for celebrating and spending time with family and friends. For others, however, winter can also often be a source of concern and worry.
Tackling the burden of COPD
Can you imagine not being able to carry out simple daily activities such as walking to the shops, getting dressed or climbing the stairs, without getting breathless? This is how patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have described their lifestyle.
Supporting patients to be partners in healthcare
It is essential that patients are involved in all aspects of healthcare and its delivery if we want to ensure that the challenges posed by chronic diseases in the future are adequately addressed. The European Patient Ambassador Programme (EPAP) provides the tools to facilitate this.
Why we are supporting World COPD Day
COPD is an umbrella term for conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. 300,000 deaths are caused in Europe by COPD each year and many people remain undiagnosed.
Raising the profile of PAH: a long-term life limiting disease
In the last two decades treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has extended lives — but there is further to go.
Living with lung disease
What does it feel like to struggle for breath? How can you go about daily life when just walking up the stairs makes you cough? For people living with a lung disease, these experiences are part of everyday life.
Asthma: symptoms, treatments and why awareness could save your life
Asthma kills three people in the UK daily, yet two of these deaths are preventable. Dr Samantha Walker talks about risk reduction - and an exciting new study.
What are your asthma triggers?
Asthma is common in the UK — and, usually, it can be well managed. But in its severest form it can be very hard to treat — so good compliance to medication and avoiding ‘triggers’ is vital.
Lifestyle changes can improve hope for those with COPD
The hacking cough, another respiratory infection and ongoing breathlessness; what many people brush aside as ‘old age’ may well be the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
How much funding goes into lung cancer research? (click to enlarge)
The facts on COPD
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