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  • Cough, cough, cough!!!

    Having just returned from the UK with the inevitable cough and cold I was reminded of the research one of my Ph.D students undertook back in 2016. Sarah (now Dr Chamberlain-Mitchell) investigated the effect of physiotherapy treatment for people with chronic cough. You might think that coughs tend to...
  • Is it time to find out your lung health ?

    Most people know about the importance of having their blood pressure checked. It´s a good measure of cardiovascular health and easily done at a clinic or at home. However, we tend to be less informed about our lung health, but there is also a simple method of testing lung function. This is cal...
  • I have a lung disease - Am I able to fly?

    Flying can be a considerable worry for people with respiratory problems. Whilst mobility issues can be dealt with fairly easily through the pre-ordering of a cart/wheelchair at the airport, the question of oxygen requirements during a flight can be trickier to address.  Normally we breathe 21%...