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Two year Grant Award

The Ballinger Charitable Trust have awarded Breathe Easy Darlington a grant of £10,000 towards all our activities during 2024/2025. We are extremely grateful for their support as this will allow us to plan and coordinate exis... Read More

Donation from Lions Club Darlington

We have been fortunate enough to receive a generous donation of £500 from the Lions Club Darlington , and we were presented with a big cheque by Pat de Martino, Acting President, at The Copper Beech in Darlington. Read More

Darlington Connect Celebrations

Breathe Easy Darlington were invited to a celebration event on 14th September 2023 by the National Lottery Community fund to meet the 6 other award winners, and receive our big cheque from their head of Cumbria & Northeas... Read More

National Lottery Community Fund

Breathe Easy Darlington is celebrating a five figure funding award from the National Lottery Community Fund for its "Living well with respiratory Ill health" project. Largely self- funded previously, this award means t... Read More

New support classes Focus & Breathe

The Wellbeing Hub at the Woodlands (St Theresa's Hospice) brings together various organisations with a shared aim of supporting the wellbeing of people living with long term conditions or progressive illness, and their carers... Read More

Asthma deaths rise by 33 per cent in past decade

ASTHMAAsthma deaths rise by 33 per cent in past decadeThursday, 15 Aug 2019Deaths from asthma in England and Wales have increased by a third in the past decade, the latest figures show. More than 1400 adults and children... Read More

Age 40 the watershed for addressing asthma exacerbation burden

Age 40 the watershed for addressing asthma exacerbation burden By Nicola Garrett (courtesy of The Limbic)5 Aug 2022 Asthma exacerbations are associated with faster lung function decline, particularly in yo... Read More

Could exercise help prevent virus-related COPD exacerbations?

Holy Grail: Could exercise help prevent virus-related COPD exacerbations?By Natasha Doyle (courtesy of The Limbic, abridged)Dr Arwel Jones is a research fellow in the Respiratory Research@Alfred section of Monash Univers... Read More

COPD remains a major public health problem

COPD remains a major public health problemCOPD accounted for over 212 million cases, 3 million deaths, and 74 million years lost to ill health or disability in 2019, latest data from the Global Burden of Disease Stu... Read More

Mesothelioma treatment gets NICE tick of approval

Mesothelioma treatment gets NICE tick of approvalThe first new mesothelioma treatment to be approved in nearly 15 years is expected to benefit around 1,000 patients each year. The immunotherapy combination nivolumab (Opdivo)... Read More

Too many asthma patients at risk from unnecessary steroids

ASTHMAToo many asthma patients at risk from unnecessary steroids: expertBy Selina Wellbelove (courtesy of The Limbic)6 Jul 2022Too many patients with asthma are being unnecessarily exposed to potentially life-limiting amounts... Read More

‘Just take ventolin’: Complacency jeopardises management of mild asthma

ASTHMA‘Just take ventolin’: Complacency jeopardises management of mild asthma: studyBy Geir O'Rourke (courtesy of The Limbic)18 May 2022Many patients with mild asthma remain complacent and confused about how best to mana... Read More

Respiratory research needs “radical overhaul”

Respiratory research needs “radical overhaul”: expertsA “radical overhaul” of UK respiratory research is needed to reduce morbidity and mortality from respiratory disease, as well as address the changing landscape of related... Read More

Toxic air exacerbating lung conditions

Toxic air exacerbating lung conditionsMore than 4 million people in the UK are experiencing potentially life-threatening asthma and COPD exacerbations because of toxic air, highlighting the urgent need for more stringent air... Read More

Times Letter from Sarah Woolnough

Sir, That people with severe conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are 2.4 times more likely to take their own lives is shocking, but as only 2 percent of publicly funded research is allocated to res... Read More

UK has highest lung disease deaths in Western Europe - BBC News

More people die in the UK from serious lung disease than anywhere else in Western Europe, new analysis suggests. New charity Asthma and Lung UK (ALUK) found that 500,000 people died from pneumonia, asthma and other respirato... Read More

People with recent asthma attack should be prioritised for COVID-19 boosters, researchers conclude

By Selina Wellbelove Patients with a recent asthma attack should be a priority group for booster COVID-19 vaccines researchers have concluded, after finding that those infected with SARS-CoV-2 are at increased risk of hosp... Read More

Refresh and restart: what’s on the horizon for respiratory medicine in 2022?

By Selina Wellbelove Recovery of respiratory clinicians and clinical services, dealing with persistent workforce challenges, and a continued focus on COVID are three key themes that will continue to shape respiratory medic... Read More

Making air pollution a priority in the new Environment Bill

Summer 2019 Along with other charities, we’ve created a joint briefing that sets out what we want to see in the upcoming Environment Bill. Air pollution has a devastating impact on everyone, but especially on people with a l... Read More

Lung health set to be prioritised

For the first time, lung health will be in the spotlight in the new 10-year plan for the NHS. Respiratory will become a clinical priority area, meaning it will receive attention that it’s never had before. The plan will be p... Read More