Electronic cigarettes "DON"T help fight addiction and cause harm to health"

Electronic cigarettes 'DON'T help fight addiction and cause harm to health'New report warns electronic cigarettes do not help smokers quitGadgets still posed a health risk, although not as serious as real cigarettesExperts warned their use could lead young people on to real cigarettes | UPDATED: 16:48 GMT, 30 December 2012 They are used by thousands of smokers who are either looking to kick the habit or just for a healthier alternative.

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.

Only using an asthma inhaler when having an attack is "just as effective" as daily dose

Only using an asthma inhaler when having an attack is 'just as effective' as daily dose For two decades, mild asthma sufferers have been told to take a daily dose of inhaled steroid medicineScientists now think this treatment is no better than just inhaling when they symptoms occur | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 14 September 2012 Asthmatics who use their inhalers as part of a daily routine fare no better than those who use them only when they have an attack, research suggests.

One third of junior drugs are not tested on children sparking demand for probe

One third of junior drugs are not tested on children sparking demand for probeOfficial study calls for urgent investigation after 'high number of drug errors'95 per cent of all hospital medicines for babies affected By Jo Macfarlane PUBLISHED: 21:00 GMT, 1 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 1 September 2012 Untested: A third of medicines for children are not tested on minors Children are being prescribed unlicensed medicines that could be causing harm, a report has warned.