It's a documentary that promises to be fascinating – but you'd be well-advised not to watch it over dinner.
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Thursday 21 April 2011
The Government today issued a "smog alert" for the Easter weekend for ozone and polluting particles known as PM10s, which can affect people's health.
Sunday 06 February 2011
A 49-year-old former asthma sufferer set a Guinness World Record yesterday after crossing the finishing line of his 365th marathon in a year.
Friday 19 November 2010
'Great Expectations' was perhaps the first "big book" I really got through at a gallop when I was about 11. Instead of being outside, practising to open the batting for Oz, I began the novel when housebound with asthma in a Sydney suburb of no distinction. I have to say that partway through the book my reading got a fillip when, breathing easier, I saw at the local picture house the magnificent film version directed by David Lean and starring John Mills and Alex Guinness.
Saturday 13 November 2010
The first UK trial using dust suppressants on roads to cut pollution caused by vehicles has been launched.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Monday 25 October 2010
The human lungs can "taste" bitter substances in the air, according to a study that could lead to new types of drugs designed to make it easier for asthma sufferers to breathe.
Sunday 10 October 2010
The advance buzz on Stevens' sixth album proper was that the banjo-toter had gone digital.
Thursday 07 October 2010
A head teacher has resigned after a schoolboy died from an asthma attack he suffered at school, a council said today
Thursday 02 September 2010
Waterloo Road – now into its sixth series – is kept fresh by periodic decapitation. One head goes and another arrives, to be stitched into place on the bleeding stump. The operation doesn't always take, though it's probably too early to say whether Amanda Burton, the latest replacement, will ultimately be rejected by the host body. She's certainly a matching donor in terms of her character, this particular headship calling for a melodramatic back-story (one recent headmistress had spent time working as a prostitute) and a positively magnetic ability to attract trouble. Mrs Fisher meets the first requirement since she's just taken a year and a half off to cope with the psychological trauma of having her oldest daughter go missing and things look very promising on the second count too. As one of her staff members put it – a little way into the chain of catastrophes that fills the timetable at Waterloo Road – "Parental punch-up, mass evacuation, asthmatic pupil... talk about a baptism of fire."
Friday 27 August 2010
Flying Lotus has already released one of the year's best albums, but he's not stopping there. On 20 September, the electronica pioneer releases a new seven-track EP called Pattern+Grid World.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
A "low-allergy" peanut is being developed which could revolutionise eating out for allergy sufferers. Researchers from the US Department of Agriculture are creating "naturally bred" peanuts which are not genetically modified (GM) and which pose little risk to sufferers.
Thursday 03 June 2010
Children who eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish have a lower risk of asthma and wheezing, but eating three or more burgers a week can increase the risk, scientists have concluded.
Friday 16 April 2010
People with lung conditions like emphysema and asthma should stay indoors if volcanic ash starts to settle, a spokesman for the World Health Organisation said today.
Thursday 01 April 2010
Science writer Simon Singh today won his Court of Appeal battle for the right to rely on the defence of fair comment in a libel action.
Thursday 01 April 2010
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death