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flu

First time flu infection may affect lifetime immunity

"A person's chances of falling ill from a new strain of flu are at least partly determined by the first strain they ever encountered, a study suggests," BBC News reports. Researchers created a modelling study, based on historic data…

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asthma

Vitamin D 'protects against severe asthma attacks'

"Vitamin D supplements could halve risk of serious asthma attacks," The Guardian reports. A review of previous data found that vitamin D supplements could have a protective effect against serious asthma attacks when taken alongside...

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Asthma

New drug for severe asthma 'shows massive promise'

"Asthma drug 'gamechanger' could revolutionise treatment," The Guardian reports after a new drug called fevipiprant showed promising results in a small study of 61 people with moderate to severe asthma…

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Asthma and pets

Pet dogs stave off asthma in kids

Man's and child's best friend?

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Indoor plants

Breathe easy with these air-purifying indoor plants

Forget investing in expensive air purifiers; go all natural instead with these healthy household plants.

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Unsafe asthma prescribing is putting tens of thousands in danger

A review has found tens of thousands of people living with asthma are being put at risk because they are not receiving the correct medication to keep their condition under control.

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Toxic smog

UK hit by ‘toxic’ smog warnings

Britain has been placed on a health alert as potentially dangerous smog blows over the country.

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Flu jab

Flu jab is not a 'waste of time'

“Flu jab given to millions is 'useless',” and "Flu jab is a waste of time," are the irresponsible headlines in The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail…

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flu

Flu and freezing weather may be driving up winter death rates

"The current death rate in England and Wales is running about one-third higher than its normal rate for this time of year," BBC News reports. A combination of flu and very cold weather may be responsible…

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