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The Salford forward, Ian Sibbit, has had the cloud that hung over him for almost a year lifted by being told that he will not be suspended for taking an asthma drug.

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"We are cryptic and joyful and we would like you to dance," claim the enigmatic Fol Chen, likening themselves to the mysterious black monolith on the cover of Zep's Presence – a complete red herring as regards the group's musical approach, which favours synths and strings rather than rock and riffs.

TV linked to higher asthma risk

Children who watch television for more than two hours a day have twice the risk of developing asthma, British researchers reported today.

Asthma linked to autumn and winter births

Babies whose first few months of life coincide with high pollen and mould seasons may be at increased risk of developing early symptoms of asthma, research suggests.

Why record-breaking slimmer lost 30 stone

A woman who lost 30 stone said today she was prompted to take action after catching sight of her "awful" reflection in a full-length mirror.

Skyepharma's asthma delivery system could be a $500m blockbuster

There are countless companies that are no doubt glad to see the back of 2008, even if they are a little uncertain about what 2009 might bring. One of them is certainly the biotech group Skyepharma, whose annus horribilis last year saw its share price collapse under the weight of two convertible bonds worth £89m, on which investors had put options, exercisable this year and next.

Antifungal hope for asthmatics

Up to 150,000 people in the UK suffering severe asthma could benefit from taking antifungal medication already available from chemists, a study shows.

Increase in asthma linked to Caesareans

Eight-year study of 3,000 children finds 80 per cent rise in risk

After the first sun of the year comes the first smog

Just when the country was beginning to enjoy some warm weather, experts warned that the sun has arrived with a sting in its tail – the first smog of summer.

Mother denied daughter's organs

A woman in need of a kidney transplant has been told by medical authorities that she does not have the right to her dead daughter's organs, which have already been passed on to strangers.

Album: Clear Frame, Clear Frame (Continuity)

This first release on Charles Hayward’s Continuity label finds the former This Heat drummer involved in a series of absorbing improvisations with a select crew of free-jazz stylists: Soft Machine bassist Hugh Hopper, veteran sax eccentric Lol Coxhill, young vibes/steel pans innovator Orphy Robinson, and national treasure Robert Wyatt on cornet.

Rugby player reprimanded over failed drugs test

A Scotland rugby international has been reprimanded after failing a drugs test for taking asthma medication without permission, it was announced today.

Livingstone clamps down on lorry pollution

London mayor Ken Livingstone today launched a controversial new strategy to tackle air pollution in the capital.

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