Mother calls for education for asthma sufferers after son, nine, died from attack

Mother calls for education for asthma sufferers after son, nine, died from attack Brown inhaler has a low dose of steroids but must be taken regularly to build up resistance in the lungsBlue inhaler works to open up airways during an attack, but can do little once airways close His local GP practice has now stopped repeat prescriptions of inhalers and opted to assess children each time to monitor their condition and compliance | UPDATED: 18:48 GMT, 3 October 2012 A 'dynamo' boy of nine died from a severe asthma attack after he refused to let the condition spoil his love of playing with friends and family.

Boy, nine, dies from asthma attack as he didn"t think he needed his brown inhaler to prevent episodes

Boy, nine, dies from asthma attack as he didn't think he needed his brown inhaler to prevent episodes Brown inhaler has a low dose of steroids but must be taken regularly to build up resistance in the lungsBlue inhaler works to open up airways during an attack, but can do little once airways close His local GP practice has now stopped repeat prescriptions of inhalers and opted to assess children each time to monitor their condition and compliance | UPDATED: 15:33 GMT, 2 October 2012 A 'dynamo' boy of nine died from a severe asthma attack after he refused to let the condition spoil his love of playing with friends and family.

Asthma drug "cut attacks by a fifth" even for those with sever form of the disease

Asthma drug 'cut attacks by a fifth' even for those with severe form of the disease | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 16 September 2012 A DRUG that reduces the number of asthma attacks by more than a fifth could offer hope to hundreds of thousands of patients who suffer from the most severe form of the debilitating lung disease.

One in four Britons risk their health by taking out-of-date medicines as 73m expired products are kept in cabinets

One in four Britons risk their health by taking out-of-date medicines as 73m expired products are kept in cabinets | UPDATED: 08:55 GMT, 26 July 2012 Adults across Britain are putting their lives at risk by taking medication which is out of date, experts said today.

Asthmatic children at risk as schools banned from keeping spare inhaler due to "needless red tape"

Asthmatic children's lives put at risk by 'red tape' as schools banned from keeping spare inhaler 1.1million children have asthma and 30,000 are admitted to hospital with condition each year Prescription only: Schools cannot have a spare asthma inhaler under current legislation Children with asthma are being prevented from getting access to inhalers in schools due to 'needless red tape', a leading charity has warned. Asthma UK said schools are prevented from keeping a spare blue reliever inhaler on their premises because they are prescription-only medicines. But this puts children's lives at risk when they have forgotten to bring their own inhaler to school or have run out, it said